We are getting all types of new gadgets in our autos and on our person these days, but common sense is not being programmed into them. We become different creatures in our cars – full of ourselves and distracted.
We feel entitled, tending our technologies and our powerful machines.
I am a pedestrian, now retired, who has walked the last 10 years by choice from a Veterans Home to a volunteer job daily at the local library. The journey is 3 miles one way. Some of my journey takes me through city traffic. I have found myself sprawled across the hood of a car after the driver turned right without looking to a green light crosswalk while talking on a cell phone. I have been cursed for being in the middle of the road in a clearly marked pedestrian right of way by a speeder late to work…
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