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Crossing the street is hazardous

This morning I barely avoided serious injury. I had the crosswalk telling me it was ok, I looked both ways, I even slowed down as I started because it looked like a bus was considering going anyway, but it changed its mind. As I crossed, a car on the wrong side of the street was speeding toward the intersection where people were crossing, blasting its horn as we scurried to dodge it while it flew through the red light and turned. To recap: wrong side of the street (which even had a median), speeding, running a red light, and going through a crosswalk with pedestrians. All in the span of about 5 seconds. Amazingly, he wasn’t being chased, but I gave him some unheard curse words as he disappeared.

It’s mind boggling what people do on the roads here. You have to be completely aware of everything around you at all times.

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