So this has been bugging me for a long time but in recent weeks it has become dangerous.
The city and many builders have spent a ton of money building sidewalks for people to walk or jog on but for some strange reason adults (18 years and older) seem to feel they have the right to jog/run/walk in the street. I say adults because when you see the school track teens training, they seem to be smarter and use the sidewalks.
Kids walking to school seem smarter and do the safe thing. This past week I was turning from Clay Bank Road onto Gulf Drive and an adult male who was on the sidewalk ran off the walkway right in front of my truck and went on his way in the middle of the street. My skid marks are there to prove the rapid stop that took place. When I asked the fool why, he said because he likes the street better.
Adults please, please set the right example for our kids, and please use the sidewalk. Please don’t use the excuse the asphalt is easier to run on. Getting hit by a car won’t make your running time any easier, and your “really good lawyer” can’t make you healthy again after you become road kill because you thumb your nose at common sense.
I wish we had a law to protect drivers from stupid people like this. Does anybody know if there is one on the books?