Guide dogs can't read blinkers, so a blind Coota resident has been hit by cars at intersections

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Updated September 4 2019 - 3:19pm, first published 9:00am
Cootamundra men's Probus and women's Probus clubs had a combined meeting last week. Probus, started by Rotary, is an international social club for retirees holding regular meetings and outings, not involving fund raising.
Cootamundra men's Probus and women's Probus clubs had a combined meeting last week. Probus, started by Rotary, is an international social club for retirees holding regular meetings and outings, not involving fund raising.

Blind Cootamundra resident Ross Fitzell said he and his guide dog Harry had been hit - fortunately not seriously - five times by traffic turning left because Harry can't read blinkers, and because drivers seem unaware that pedestrians have right of way at all intersections.

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Tom Gosling

Journalist, Cootamundra Herald

I've had a long career in journalism and corporate communications, starting with country newspapers, radio and TV in northern NSW and including ABC News Sydney and the Melbourne Herald. I edited The University of Sydney News for 10 years, and was Media Officer for CSIRO in Canberra and BHP Steelworks in Port Kembla.

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