Are you the idiot I nearly ran over today?

English: A pedestrian crossing signal, old sty...

English: A pedestrian crossing signal, old style with English word legend rather than symbols, in Portland, Oregon, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I wish I had a picture – but it was one of those moments and besides I was driving.

On my way to work in peak hour, down a main, multi-lane, divided inner city, VERY BUSY road, I was approaching a set of traffic lights. The lights were, surprisingly given I was approaching them, GREEN.

Luckily I noticed, out of the corner of my eye, a young woman approaching the pedestrian crossing from my right. Did she stop?

No, oblivious to on-coming traffic she proceeded to cross the road.

Her eyes firmly fixed on the smartphone in her hand!

I stopped, as did the car to my left. The woman was on the crossing ahead of us, past my line of travel but not yet in the other car’s line of travel before she lifted her head, looked in our direction like a deer caught in the headlights.

What happened next blew my mind – no acknowledgement that we had stopped, she dropped her head back to the phone and ran across the remaining lanes of traffic.

That folks, is my community service announcement for the day.

Stop walking blind with your faces in your phones!!!

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12 comments on “Are you the idiot I nearly ran over today?

  1. […] me of the woman who walked into moving traffic in front of me while engrossed in her […]


  2. The ones that really make me angry are the ones pushing buggies!


  3. This is so scary. I wonder whether this woman realises that she nearly could have caused an accident? Probably not. It’s very sad indeed if she keeps using her phone in such an irresponsible way.


  4. Holy…it happens all the time. People need to pay more bloody attention…


  5. You can’t fix stupid, when all said and done. Pleased *you’re* OK.


  6. “I fear the day that technology will surpass our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots”.

    Albert Einstein


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