Yesterday at the school crossing, just after half past three, a car went through on the red light. To be honest it’s not uncommon, but usually it’s people sneaking through as it changes. This one though went through after other cars had stopped.
The driver did see the red light and was slowing, but it had been left too late. As the car came past it was clear why too: the driver was making a phone call.
Why would you take the risk? It seems daft to me to take a call when you are driving. If I think it’s important I pull over to take it or get my son to answer if he is with me. Generally, I ignore it. Most stuff can wait after all. Apart from the common sense part, it’s illegal and could cost you your license. Why risk it?
I hope the driver has thought long and hard about using a phone whilst driving. It would have been so easy for a child to have run out into the road as the green man was on and the cars on the near side lane had already stopped. Whilst the car was slowing, it could still have caused a nasty injury or death. There were no excuses really. There are school crossing warning lights a 100m or so back and it’s a full pedestrian crossing. The lights were all working and the sun wasn’t causing a vision problem. The road was clear and dry. No excuses.
If you have no excuses and cause a serious accident that hurts people and especially children, how do you live with yourself I wonder.