Pedestrian and drivers beware 

Susan Jacques 

The crosswalk on Knowlton Road from the CIBC bank and Uniprix pharmacy has often proved to be hazardous. 

However, unknown to many, there are flashing overhead lights that can be activated by pushing a button on the left-hand side of the crossing on either side of the road. 

On one side, the button is hard to reach since there is a wooden planter making it more difficult to see and press. However, it is strongly recommended to locate and use the light activating buttons so that vehicle drivers are aware that you wish to cross safely. 

This is not the only crosswalk with flashing lights as, notably, there are ones located close to both St. Edouard School and Knowlton Academy for the safety of schoolchildren. Also, on route 243 where the walking path crosses the main road.