So was waiting and waiting on the corner by the school, wanting to cross College Avenue. Very busy that time of day, what with college and junior high traffic.
Finally, to my left was no traffic other than a red truck aways off, so I stepped off the curb and started walking, head bent against the wind.
Then a horn — red truck right next to me, I could have touched the headlight in front of the driver.
I looked up with a glare on my face. He seemed surprised I was there, which means he was traveling too fast in a school zone, and was not watching the road in front of him.
I kept walking, since there was no traffic in the other lane, and shouted that a Pedestrian has the right of way!!!
as I reached the far curb, I turned back to see the truck move along, and a young man jogging across the street, jumping onto the curb beside me. A blue car passed in that lane just then.
Both the kid and I were shaking with a touch of fear, and a lot of indignation. Both vehicles were moving much faster than School Zone regulations, and there is a brightly painted and often busy crosswalk right there.
Doesn’t do us any good if heads are cracked open like an acorn on pavement.
~~Diane (no love for stupid drivers)