One of the things islanders are talking about is the number of accidents on the seawall this summer.
One recent wreck, tragically, was fatal.
Even the near misses are frightening. One common sight is a group of pedestrians, sometimes with small children, trying to cross the boulevard in heavy traffic, far from a traffic light.
In the past, Galveston residents have done a good job about warning visitors of danger. They’ve spread the word about the importance of swimming near a lifeguard. They’ve warned visitors about dangerous currents near the rock groins and at San Luis Pass and Bolivar Roads.
Maybe it’s time for a safety campaign aimed at the dangers on the pavement, rather than in the water.