Thursday, September 13, 2012
Learn By Example
On my commute to work Tuesday morning, I was just crossing over I-40 @ White Bridge Road.
As I approached the light at White Bridge and Charlotte, I noticed a blue Mazda Miata in the far right lane with its left turn signal on. I slowed, and watched as the awfulness unfolded before me.
Inevitably, the Miata was struck by a Gold Chevy Tahoe, already in the left turn lane, at relatively low speed (as he was approaching a red light), but struck, nonetheless. Two mornings ruined.
But it could have been worse. The Miata could have been a scooter or motorcycle. Then, there likely would have been at least hospitalization, if not death.
What I'm saying: If you're late, BE LATE. Don't try to outwit the traffic rules, 'cause there are far worse fates than being late to work. Otherwise, on two wheels (if not every time), leave home in plenty of time to arrive on time. Miss a turn? Go forward and turn around where it is safe to do so, if need be, or take "the scenic route." DON'T screw around with your health and your life to shave a minute off your commute. The risk is far too great, and not at all worth it.