A Minor Oversight?
I was waiting to turn left, from a side street onto the four-lane, main thoroughfare. On the corner was an older couple, also waiting to cross the street via a marked crosswalk. Traffic on my left came to a stoop to allow the couple to begin their journey. Traffic on the outside lane of opposing traffic also came to a stop. As the couple approached the inside lane of opposing traffic, a learning event arose. They almost got run over.
A young lady was driving a large SUV, busy talking on her cell phone. At no time did she notice that she missed hitting the couple in the crosswalk by only a few feet. The young lady never slowed down, looked back or, possibly, even considered that she came within instances and inches of destroying some innocent lives. The rest of us just looked at what had just happened, in shock and awe.
It is a given that all these, ‘Talking-While-Driving’ laws and governmental henpecking are a bother to us that have busy schedules. On the other hand, they do give us an opportunity to learn, understand and take into consideration that we must be aware of what we are doing, where we are doing it and the consequences of not paying attention to our responsibilities. Modern technology is a wonderful thing. It can also kill us and ruin our lives. Please be careful.
Aaron E. Canez
Basi Insurance Services Inc. 09 June 2015