Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Safety Concerns

Today, Monsieur Bear and I were out driving in the car and we were shocked at how many pedestrians were trying to cross the roads in the middle of the block or crossing at a corner on a red light.


What was so disheartening was that there was not one specific age group doing this, but people of all ages. We saw teenagers in large groups, young mothers pushing strollers and with toddlers walking beside them and also seniors with canes crossing the streets in an unsafe manner.


Please people use your common sense especially at this time of the year. In winter conditions, cars take longer to come to a safe stop.

Everyone is in a hurry and rushing to get somewhere but please don't ruin your families' holidays.
We drivers also don't want our holidays destroyed by your carelessness.

Use a safe crossing. please.

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13 comments:

Moannie said...

Golly! Just read the previous comment.What was that all about?

Just wanted to say that only you could do us all a service, and make us smile at the same time.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Well, Bear, it takes all kinds, doesn't it? Thanks for the reminder to use common sense....it seems to be in short supply these days.

bobbie said...

Excellent advice, Bear.

I just LOVE the crossing sign!

Tabor said...

Yes we are all in such a hurry that we forget a visit to the nearby hospital would really slow us down!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Thank you, Bear, for this very important reminder.

Mental P Mama said...

Amen. And to top it off, you've been spammed in your first comment;)

Suldog said...

The worst is when you see a Mom or Dad dragging a kid across at a place with no lights, no crosswalk, etc. Nice lesson to teach your children.

Wendy said...

I love your sign too! Yes, very good advice, especially at this time of year.

peppylady said...

Around here that called "Jay Walking"

Coffee is on.

Bella Foxx said...

My nephew was driving me home from the train station, it was dark, we were on a poorly lit street, and someone walked out from between two parked cars and walked across the road, and he/she was wearing black!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I must publish a pic of one of our 'Koalas Crossing' road signs. But koalas are NOT bears!

TSannie said...

I sit and wait at least 3 seconds before I venture out after the light has turned green. Connecticut has to be the state with the worst driving EVER! I do believe more people here run red lights than don't.

i beati said...

you know at the holiday particularly people get careless in cars and on foot .
i noticed yesterday . I dislike being on highways now..Sandy