Join Date: May 2014
Location: Roswell, NM - yes that Roswell!
simple safety practices pay off!
It must be the full moon as people are driving like maniacs the last few days. However, simple safety practices have kept me from being hit not once but twice. One was yesterday and the other this morning.
Yesterday I was coming up to a red light just as the guy in front of me made a legal right turn on the red. I pull up and go to the right side of the lane. I then check my mirrors and just then I hear 'vroom' to my left. I look over and see a car rushing past me and right through the RED! I am not sure if the driver wasn't paying attention or purposely ran the red. Either way I was safe because I went to the right side of the lane.
The second one was a guy who turned in front me. I always slow down when I see a car at a cross-street stop. Because I was already slowing I was able to give more brake and prevent hitting him. Not sure if they guy saw me or not, I did however give him the horn so for sure he saw me then!
I can now attest that these two safety tips do indeed work. Ride safe out there!