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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Clueless in a grey car

Posted on Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 9:51 AM

I was cycling southbound on North Park St next to the Commons on Thursday at 8:45am. I was amazed to watch you drive on the inside lane through the Cornwallis St crosswalk. That the crosswalk had a flashing amber light wasn't going to slow you down. I know, you were in a rush to drive another 100 meters to get to the red stop light at Cogswell St. At the other 2 southbound lanes, cars were stopped to let the wheelchair cross. No, you didn't hit him, you missed him by 5 or 10 feet. Did you ever see him? Probably not, because you weren't looking. When I cycled up beside you at Cogswell, you were punching away at the phone in your lap. I imagine that if you had hit him, you would think how unfair the world is to you. I rapped on your windshield - I told you twice to get off the phone and that you almost ran over somebody in a wheelchair. I didn't get your license plate number. I wish I had, but you drove off too quick. I went down to the police station about it and asked what to do next time. They want that plate number and told me to call HRP at 490-5020 for Live Action and 490-5016 for After the Fact. At least if I cause an accident using a phone on my bike, it's most likely my life and not someone else's. —Old Guy on a Bike

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