One of those days…
Have you ever had one of those days that make you shake your head? I had one of those days recently and could hardly believe what I had seen in a span of fifteen minutes. I’ve heard that a full moon can influence the thought process of many people, but this was in the morning on my way to work. Maybe it was because of the ‘full sun’?
Just minutes after leaving my home for work in the morning, I had to stop at a red light. While I was monitoring my rear view mirror, I saw a school bus was stopping facing the opposite direction with their red lights flashing and the stop arm was out. As I continued to watch through my mirror, I saw a vehicle pass right beside them without slowing, let alone stopping! Come on people; pay attention! I certainly was glad no child was injured or killed because that driver wasn’t paying any attention and I hope the driver of the school bus recorded the license plate number of that vehicle.
As I continued on my way to work, I saw a pedestrian walk across a busy road very slowly, but with traffic approaching them. Why didn’t they use the crosswalk? What would have happened if a driver didn’t notice them and came at full speed? I know there are many people out there that feel like “it won’t happen to me”, but the fact remains that it can happen to them. As a driver, we need to constantly pay attention while driving. Luckily, the pedestrian made it across the street because drivers responded in a responsible manner.
The final thing that happened on my 15 minute drive was watching a driver travel along with their trunk open. If the driver had to stop suddenly, their trunk would have opened suddenly and perhaps would have smashed the rear window or damage the trunk lid and would have certainly distracted the driver causing them to perhaps crash into something or someone. This is why we need to walk around the vehicle prior to entering it to ensure its safe to drive away.
I was glad to make it to work safely that morning and I was also glad those people made it to work safely. Let’s hope they can correct their mistakes and live a long life…so others can live a long life as well.