posted on Nov, 27 2007 @ 11:17 AM
I started to post this as a rant, but I think it might get more attention here.
Last night we had a bit of a freezing rain, roads were a little slick, no bit deal...it warmed up overnight, the roads thawed a bit...then about 5 am
or so, it got cold again and the wet roads became even slicker than they had been earlier. So here I am, driving home, fortunately paying attention,
because as I turned a corner a stupid little kid comes darting across the road to catch his bus, which was coming up behind me. Thank god I was able
to stop just short of this kid, maybe two feet...two feet between me and a dead or very seriously hurt child, he couldn't have been more than 8,
maybe 9... Thank god I was going slow due to the ice on the road, and my anti lock brakes, had I locked up, that kid would be dead.
Please, please, please...you folks with kids...tell them to be careful, cross the street at corners, not from between cars...I know you've probably
told them before, please...for me...tell them again.
You folks who drive home, or to work in the mornings or the afternoon, please be careful.
Killing that child would have destroyed me, I couldn't have lived with myself, whether my fault or not. Two feet, a half second of inattention, and
I would have hit that kid. that was two hours, and a drink or three ago, and I'm still shaking...