Like thousands of others in Juneau, I enjoy watching the Fourth of July parades. However, I cringe when I see children scrambling for candy, sometimes inches away from the wheels of large vehicles. Let's not allow these festive occasions to turn into tragedies.
Most vehicles have blind spots and even the most attentive drivers may not be able to see small children who are too close. Therefore, I recommend that the Fourth of July Committee and the City of Juneau require persons to walk on both sides of all vehicles to help ensure that children don't get dangerously close.
Mark S. Johnson