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Jun. 23, 2021 | Wednesday
Editorials and Opinions
Letter: Farmers, please buy safety vests for your workers

Dear editor:

For years we have been encountering foreign farm workers (as well as others) riding on roads with no lights or reflectors on their bicycles, sometimes dressed in dark clothes, no lights of any kind.

In the last few years we have had at least two surprising encounters.

So, I am asking local farmers to please purchase some safety vests for their people, ensure they have one for every bicycle on their property and encourage their employees to wear them.

They are available for as little as 97 cents online.

Reflective safety vests should also be worn when walking along the highway at night. So little to invest to help avoid injury and save lives.

J. Richard Wright