Slow down, move over for walkers in county roads
I am on a walking program provided by my insurance company to help me control my diabetes. So far, I have been able to reduce the amount of shots of insulin I am taking. So far, the program is working for me. The reason I am writing this letter is to ask you if you see me walking on the county road I live on would you please SLOW DOWN and MOVE OVER?
Why am I walking on the county road I live on? I have to walk within 30 minutes of eating, so by the time I drive approximately six miles to town to find a “safe place” (if there is any such thing anymore) to walk my thirty minutes is up. So if you see a gray haired fluffy (not fat fluffy) looking lady walking real slow with a pained expression and listing to the right with a cane on Young’s Station Road (real name — Daytona International Speedway No. 2) would you please move over or at least slow down to keep from pushing me into the ditch?
I appreciate all of you who do slow down for me, and check to see if I’m OK. That’s nice.
My husband, kids, grandkids and great grandson and my insurance company will thank you as do I for your consideration.
PS - For the diabetics out there, try at least a five minute walk after every meal and up to 7,500 steps a day can work miracles in your life. “Uncle Author” may pay you a visit, but you can’t die from arthritis, but you can from diabetes. Janice Williams, Polk County Resident Editor’s note: We feel it safe to say here at the Standard Journal that not only should you slow down for Mrs. Williams on Young’s Station Road, but that everyone should tap the brakes a bit when they see a pedestrian. Through long experience, we find that Murphy’s Law of the roadway will hold true that anytime a pedestrian is walking your way, usually another car will be coming from the opposite direction. Avoid potential accidents and injuries by taking a deep breath, slowing down, and remembering that unless it is an emergency, whatever has you in a hurry will still be there when you arrive. Most of the time.