Are you the idiot I nearly ran over today?
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!!!