Wednesday, November 09, 2016

"I didn't see you!"  How many times have I heard that from a driver?  Tonight, I heard it again.  So, SUV Driver, what was it that rendered me invisible tonight?  Was it the high-visibility yellow vest?  Was it the four blinking red lights on my chest?  Was it the bright white light on my forehead?  I think I know what it was.  I think it was your phone.  Put down the phone and look at what's on the sidewalk and the road!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Is it the SUVs?

Another silver-gray SUV, but this time I know the manufacturer.  It was a Honda.  The driver of this one ran a red light while talking on his phone.  Talking on your phone while driving is illegal in New York.

It makes running dangerous when drivers aren's even paying attention to the road.

Friday, April 15, 2016


At the “12 Corners” intersection, I see between one and two moving violations per day.  One morning this week, it was actually two by the same person.

As he exited the parking lot, driving a small, silver-gray SUV of indeterminate manufacture (they all look alike to me), he accelerated, tires squealing, trying and failing to catch the last of the amber light while making his illegal left turn.  

He ran a red light while making an illegal left turn.

People turn left at that intersection frequently, even though it’s prohibited.   I see people run that red light daily as well.

I am at that intersection for around 10 minutes each day.  10 minutes, usually two people running the red light or making an illegal left turn.  And that’s not even mentioning the people who, when exiting the parking lot, stop with the front end of their vehicle in the northbound traffic lane, blocking traffic while they wait to turn into the southbound lane.