Motorists, Pedestrians and Bicyclists: a Danger on the Streets!

Topics: Automobile, Traffic, Walking Pages: 3 (924 words) Published: October 27, 2010
I remember one day, a couple of months ago, I was driving back home from my friend’s house. It was about 11:00 pm. As I was getting closer to my house, I saw a bicyclist from my right mirror coming right behind me. I was about to turn right when, for the second time, I saw this guy coming towards me from the middle of the street! I almost ran over him but, fortunately, I didn’t. Finally I got home but I was wondering what would have happened if I had run over this careless bicyclist. Finally I went to sleep and I got a nightmare about this situation. In my dream I was in this guy’s funeral. I was being attacked by his family because supposedly I killed him. I know, now it sounds funny, but it wasn’t funny to me. Because of careless people, hundreds of pedestrians and bicyclists are injured or sometimes killed by motorists. Some motorists ignore the fact that pedestrians have the right-of-way and bicyclists the right to be on the roads alongside cars. Some people believe that avoiding the rules sometimes is beneficial. Other people believe that avoiding or breaking the law is dangerous or non-beneficial. Motorists, and even pedestrians and bicyclists, have to come to an agreement to benefit every person on the streets.

Motorists can adopt rules to make pedestrians and bicyclists safer. In my opinion, the best way to avoid any kind of accidents is by giving the right-of-way to the pedestrians and bicyclists. Sometimes motorist are in a big hurry to get to their workplace or school and this is mainly the reason why they don’t give the right-of-way as they are supposed to. Motorists sometimes forget this rule. Even though they forget this rule, they shouldn’t because it can cause very lamentable consequences, such as injuring pedestrians or even killing them. One rule motorists can adopt is to be patient and wait for the pedestrian to cross the street or wait for the bicyclist to cross as well. A police officer told me a very remarkable fact that “In 2008, there...
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