Most of my life I've been taught that people who walk or ride a bicycle down the road share the road with motorists.

However, early this year I've noticed that for some odd reason individuals who are not in vehicles think they own the road and do not have to stop at stop signs and can disregard rules. If I were to accidentally hit a person on a bike, I'm pretty sure it would be my fault.

People need to learn to stop. It's an accident waiting to happen, especially in Valparaiso. It also would help in the early morning hours if they could wear reflective or bright color clothing.

Don't expect motorists to see you if you're wearing black or dark colored clothing, especially if you're on a county road. Be smart and learn the rules of the road to avoid dangerous potential situations.

Nathan Donaldson, Valparaiso