Listening for Your Life

Marching to your own beat (Photo credit: vonderauvisuals)

During the past school year, I have witnessed two dangerously close-encounters involving pedestrians and drivers at a crosswalk. In both cases, the pedestrians were students crossing a major street while wearing ear buds. While I stopped at the crosswalk, allowing the student to pass, I could see the oncoming traffic to my right in the rear-view mirror. Each time, when I realized that the oncoming car was going too fast to stop at the crosswalk and the student was oblivious of the car – I began frantically honking my horn, trying …read more