Most days when I’m driving my car I tend to sympathize with the pedestrian since motorists tend to be a bunch of idiots. Today on my way home my thoughts on that subject changed when I almost hit a pedestrian.
I was driving home from work and came up to a signaled crosswalk that just happens to coincide with a railroad crossing. At that point I was passing a city bus which has to stop at railway crossings. Unlike the bus I don’t have to stop at railway crossings. As the bus was stopping and as I was passing the bus someone decided it would be a good idea to cross the road in front of the bus. Luckily she saw me at the last minute since I wouldn’t have been able to slow down enough not to cause serious damage. I was doing around 50 km/hr and would have had about 2 seconds to stop if she would have darted out in front of me.
I’m just thankful that she saw me in time. I wasn’t going over the limit or doing anything wrong but I don’t think anything should get hurt over something like that. Even if they were being stupid but everyone’s allowed to make mistakes.