See photo above…
This is what happens far too often outside my office window! This morning I thought I was going to be one of those unfortunates experiencing a wrenched neck and a stiff back after being hit by a series of cars traveling too fast down the stretch of county highway near my work place.
Making left hand turns can be tricky no matter where you are, but on this stretch of US Rt 6E, its ten times more dangerous. That’s why I ALWAYS signal early, hit the brakes in rapid succession a lot before moving off the highway, and slow down longggg before getting to my turn. This usually works for me, but today I had three cars behind me, all moving too fast and all only inches from one another’s bumpers.
As I prepared to make my turn this morning, I sent up a little prayer to God, and thankfully, I walked away unscathed this time.
Looking back on what happened to me today, and what has happened to many others who were not so lucky as me on this same stretch of highway on previous days, I have a little advise I’d like to share. Please remember these few points as you get behind the wheel of your car, truck, or RV today:
Life is short.
Broken backs are forever.
Damages are costly.
Lives can be saved by slowing down and driving with others in mind!
I’m grateful to be sitting in my office in one piece and without injury today. My outcome today means I’m not lying on a table in the ER somewhere, or worse yet, the morgue. You, however, might not be so lucky. Slow down, please!
Thank You, Lord!