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Kudos for flags

Dennis A. Cavagnaro Oakland
Thursday December 20, 2001



The Flagged intersections to help pedestrians (12/13) is a great idea. Let’s hope the motorists will respect it. 

The idea however, is not new. Japan was using the crossing flags at least as far back in 1961 when I served there in the Marines. 

Additionally, Japanese elementary grade school children wear bright yellow caps to and from school. In low-crime Japan, elementary grade school children often walk, even ride the subway to school, unaccompanied. 


Dennis A. Cavagnaro