Rotorua New Zealand the cars are coming at you differently
Happy Holidays to all. There is so much to be thankful for this year and yet so many things happening. In the Phoenix area, it seems almost weekly that someone is hit by a car crossing the street. Last week there was a mom and 2 small children. The last I heard the children are still in the hospital. Mom did not make it. Last night it was a dad and a 12-year-old. Again dad did not make. This last one was crossing outside of the crosswalk on a green light. I am thinking that they thought they had enough time to get across the street.
In today's world, we are seeing more and more people that no longer slow down when they see a pedestrian even when they are in the wrong, or wait for you in a parking lot. People are so into their own lives, music or whatever that they forget to stop and smell the roses. I know roses do not smell anymore, which is a tragic shame if you ask me. In the old days if you were crossing the street outside of the crosswalk people at least slowed down or if you were trying to back out of the parking stall they actually would stop even without wanting your parking spaces. They just go around you. I blame part of this on the laws and the disrespect of others. An example in Wisconsin, if you are in a parking lot and you are backing out you are at fault. It does not matter if they are on the wrong side, driving fast or going around you. The mom & dad that died the drivers of the cars also walked away with not even a warning.
What you might ask does this have to do with travel. Ok, let's get back on topic. When you are traveling be it here or in another country keep track of where you are, what you are doing and even better what side of the road they drive on. For example, if you are in a British Commonwealth where they drive on the wrong side of the road. Why is this important? The cars will be coming at you from the opposite direction.
Be safe and enjoy the season.
Lauren and Kim Medelberg's life in travel. We will talk about our trips, thoughts, and experiences in the travel world.