Cross­ing safely

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

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

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