I need to bring attention to an incident at the Titahi Bay Main Rd pedestrian crossing between Kura and Dimock streets on Thursday, May 28.
It occurred at 3.05pm, school home time.
Someone doesn’t know just how close they came to not having their 5 or 6-year-old boy come home ever again.
I stopped for him quite early after seeing him, quite correctly, waiting to cross.
However, I noticed a small red car coming quickly from the other way, and the young lady obviously had not even noticed I had stopped and that the boy was crossing. I did judge she would miss him. My point is, the boy then jumped on his scooter and moved a lot quicker.
He really shouldn’t have done that, but he’s 5.
Boy, the tyres on that car smoked and she just made it.
I don’t know if schools nowadays teach kids to only walk on crossings.
But parents, please tell your kids to walk on uncontrolled crossings, because not all drivers will see them.
I still remember Norman all those years ago on that crossing