Here are 2 things that I saw recently, and I have to wonder why these people are still alive and uninjured.
I was stopped at a 4-way intersection. I was in the lane to go straight. To the right of me was the lane to ONLY turn right. There was a woman in a Honda Civic in that lane. She did NOT have her turn signal on, and I had a gut feeling she wouldn’t turn, and would instead drive straight ahead. Sure enough, when the light turned green, she drove straight ahead, without even once looking to see who’s next to her, and what they’re doing. Because I sensed she might be an IDIOT, I was prepared and there was no incident. I wonder if she even knows that she’s a dangerous driver . . . ?!
Next case in point, and this is very common. I was driving along on a very busy multilane street, and a guy blatantly jaywalked. Not even close to an intersection, crossing, light, anything. He was on the phone. He didn’t even look before he stepped out onto the curb. He did not turn his head even one single time, to see the cars that were about to hit him. On his jaywalking journey from one side of the street to the other . . . 6 lanes, I believe . . . he never once took his eyes off of the phone. Everybody had to come to a screeching halt because of this IDIOT. It’s a wonder that there were no fender benders.
How do people like these two survive unscathed?
The more they do it without getting hurt, the more convinced they become that their behaviour is good and normal . . . ?!
By the way, our local news channel mentioned that selfie-related deaths are on the rise . . . that’s more related to the guy jaywalking, I would think