I am responding to Kathy Morrison's letter, which suggested I was being a bully when I was telling bicyclists to wear reflective gear and have lights on their bikes.
Kathy made a remark that I should slow down. To clarify it, I got out of his way; it was pitch black, no street lights and not one ounce of light clothing on him and no lights on his bike.
How am I being a bully when I am informing bicyclists of the law? Have a light for your bike, front and back, and wear reflective gear.
Just for everyone's information, the road does not have to be pitch black; it can be also be blinding. Anyone heading north on U.S. 41 toward S.R. 70, especially during rain, that intersection is one of the worst due to all the blinding lights -- with street lights, vehicle lights, store lights and advertisement lights. But I am happy to say during one of our Tamiami Trail Scenic Highway meetings this intersection is going to improve greatly along with several pedestrian refuge areas on U.S. 41.
My suggestion to FDOT: Think of removing bulk signage on our roadways, especially lighted ones at intersections.
Back to you, Kathy: I am sorry you comprehended my letter the wrong way. It wasn't being a bully; it was protecting someone who could have been a victim.
Elizabeth M. Sullivan