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Ragged Edge Paper Being a pedestrian on busy roads is dangerous, whether you are able-bodied or physically handicapped. However, imagine having to cross streets and travel from place to place in a wheelchair, without sidewalks, and at night. As demonstrated in Mary Johnson’s article Dying in the Streets: Wheelchair Users Face Tragic Choices Nationwide , all of the above constrictions up the ante on danger, and put these individuals’ lives at risk. In the article, Johnson accounts a few examples of the many deaths that have occurred to people in wheelchairs across the country. Due to a lack of sufficient sidewalk space or reduced visibility to drivers on the road, many of these people in wheelchairs were struck by vehicles on the road, some thrown hundreds of feet from their wheelchair, and ultimately killed. Despite the plea of many activists, city officials are still failing to improve sidewalks and pathways for disabled citizens, and it is continuing to lead to their deaths. I think that measures need to be taken to protect the safety of disabled citizens so
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