christopher575 (christopher575) wrote,

Setting the scene

Setting the scene, originally uploaded by christopher575.

I took this picture this morning to illustrate what happened when I was nearly run over on Monday. I was standing in the same spot, and a red car was waiting at the light where the car with the headlights in the picture is, though I don't think she had her lights on.

This is a notoriously long light, so she had lots of time to take a look around. Nevertheless, when the light turned green, she came right at me as if I were invisible. It was close enough that I'm amazed I wasn't knocked aside.

The reason I took this picture is that I wanted it to be plainly obvious how bright it was at the time and how stupid the whole situation was. I'm disappointed in myself for not thinking to chase after her sooner to get the license plate number, though I somehow doubt the police could do anything even if I got it.

I really, really hate irresponsible drivers and am mad that abstaining from driving actually makes me more vulnerable to them instead of less. Hang up your phone and pay some damn attention, all of you.

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