I hope many people read this and act on it I had a disturbing experience yesterday that got me thinking.
Here’s what happened: I was jogging along a sidewalk across from, and just west of a school. I could see a group gathered, probably waiting on the lawn for a field trip bus to pick them up.
On my side of the street, a small girl exited a pickup truck on the passenger side, moved forward and passed between the front of her vehicle and the parked vehicle in front of it. WITHOUT looking right or left, she shot across the street.
Needless to say, I cringed and was shocked. But, now I am thinking, since children don’t walk to school much anymore, or anywhere else much, maybe parents are forgetting that elemental bit of wisdom: “Look Both Ways Before Crossing a Street” — So, check and make sure your children now this and tell your neighbors, grandchildren etc.
Here is a diagram of the incident (girl who ran out into the street is represented by the green circle)