To the Readers' Forum:
I have a small family day care on Fifth Avenue in Lakewood. Summer is here and on beautiful days we all like to take a walk up to the bridge on Gleason Road to explore nature, throw stones in the creek, go on treasure hunts and just have a fun time. Yes, I am aware that the speed limit on this road is 45 mph, but it amazes me that drivers quite often are going faster than that and do not slow down or even move over when they see us walking along the road or standing by the creek. These drivers are not young adults either; they are mostly middle aged to older adults. To me it is only common sense to slow down and if possible move way over when I see any child by the road, whether they are with an adult or not. All my children are very good about staying on the side of the road and by the stroller or by my side, however, it takes just one time for a child to lose track of where he or she is and a terrible accident could occur. I would hate for that person who is involved in that type of an accident to be you. So I am asking you if you see me and my precious children walking on Gleason Road to just slow down and move over.