Hello Fellow Drivers,
I hope you are enjoying the last beautiful days of fall! As, I walk to school with my children, I’ve noticed many of you speed through the crosswalk zone. I’m assuming it is because you must be too busy admiring all of the beautiful fall foliage. So, I just wanted to send out a nice reminder that when you are speeding through a community filled with children , walking to school, that there will be these things called crosswalks. So just in case your brain is fuzzy about this whole crosswalk business. I looked up the definition for you!
According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary – A crosswalk is:
‘a specially paved or marked path for pedestrians crossing a street and road’
Unfortunately from my in-depth crosswalk experience I’ve noticed that you, my fellow driver, fail to see the children crossing the street on this paved and marked road with a sign that indicates – it is a crosswalk.! Yes that marked white sign on the corner of the street indicates the white lines painted across the pavement is indeed a crosswalk. Now it may come to a surprise to you that there is a crosswalk on the street which is the direct pathway to a school, and if you look up from your text messaging you might recognize an abundance of children walking to this school.
As, a concerned parent who walks her children to this school every morning, I’ve witnessed some near death experiences with myself and others who attempt to cross this street. Maybe you are busy texting, slurping on your latte, or slept in late and are now in the mad dash of your life to get to work on time. But there are other issues at hand like my children and my neighbors children safety.
Perhaps, you could be more alert, remember to stop, let us cross the street, and then drive on you merry way. It doesn’t hurt to be courteous and it really doesn’t slow you down! So, suck it up and watch how you drive. Winter is coming, roads will become icy, and it will be that much harder to stop. So for the safety of the children please be cautions in our school zones, and stop at the frickin’ crosswalk!
Mom Suffering from Crosswalk Rage
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga