This editorial first appeared in the Anchorage Daily News:
Late Friday afternoon, in the early darkness, a woman slowed her vehicle to a stop on the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River. A young boy was at the curb, trying to cross without a light or crosswalk. Traffic slowed behind her; a pickup truck about to make a right turn on the other side of the street waited as well.
The boy, in a black jacket and wearing a backpack, dashed from curb to curb across five lanes.