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Post Falls gets crosswalk education

Jon DeKeles was a brave man, repeatedly crossing busy Post Falls streets Thursday.

The Post Falls Police chaplain donned a bright blue Los Angeles Dodgers cap and plain clothes, playing the pedestrian's role during the department's crosswalk emphasis patrol. Its objective: To make drivers aware of pedestrians in crosswalks — sometimes, painfully aware.

"It could be dangerous," DeKeles said between his ventures crossing Poleline Avenue in front of Post Falls High, adding unlike most pedestrians, he was ready to jump out of the way if there was a close call.

"I had one situation in which the driver stopped just short of hitting me"/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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