Take your time and creep…
I’ve spent a lot of my years working with kids. I’ve coached sports, been a Boy Scouts leader and have raised kids of my own. I often see the same things from each of them; they always look where they aren’t going. One of my sons used to run and while doing so, he would look over his shoulder to see where he’s been. For this reason, he used to run into things. Do you know a driver who may do the same type of things?
A couple of weeks ago there was a t-bone crash outside my office. A driver was exiting the alley; trying to make a left turn. They must have been looking for traffic to their right because they drove into the vehicle that was coming from their left. What happened to looking both ways to ensure that it’s safe to proceed? What happened about looking where you want to go before going?
I see that happen so often that it boggles my mind. If the view of the path you want to cross is blocked with parked vehicles, you’ll need to creep forward to be able to get a good view before applying the gas. Glancing from side to side will also help you keep up to date with oncoming traffic. Glancing from side to side while creeping will also help you spot any pedestrians that may be about to cross our path.
There’s no need to take chances before entering the roadway. Trusting that the way is clear doesn’t make any sense. If we all take these few seconds to check, we can save a lot of frustration and possible damage from another vehicle.