So I was at an intersection near the hospital and the sun was in my eyes and......I almost hit a bunch of pedestrians. Ack! Yikes! Thanks be to God it didn't happen. The annoying thing was that THEY could see I was turning but I couldn't see them as a glare blinded me and I am thankful for good brakes (they actually need some help but they still worked). These pedestrians were appalled at me but in restrospect the situation annoys me in that they just boldly walked out in my path. Do people who just boldly walk into traffic ever think of the effect it will have on the family of the drivers who hit them since the driver will now be in jail or is it just more reasonable to keep boldly walking into the line of traffic? I DID NOT SEE THEM till it was almost too late. Sigh. I SO did not need the added stress. They of course swore at me when I rolled down the window and apologized and told them I didn't see them because of the glare. Now I am skittish and a little scatter brained. Oh well. I consider the editorial route but people would just rip me a new one since I am the driver and they were pedestrians. WHen I have my children at an intersection I make sure the road is completely clear and unquestionably safe before I cross a road but I guess when adults cross the road they hold a different view.
Daring to publish........
2 days ago