Look Both Ways. The life you save may be my own.

I just missed being killed while riding my bike. That’s not an exaggeration. I was riding westbound on Constitution in the bike lane (around 9:30am, 4/6/11). I had a green light as I crossed San Mateo. A man driving southbound on San Mateo in the far right lane didn’t appear to be slowing down for the red light. I panicked when I looked at him and saw his head turned far to he right as he prepared to roll through the intersection (running the red). I screamed, “DUDE! DUDE!” He snapped his head forward and hit the brakes at the same time. It was a terrible moment.

Please stop at red lights. Please look both ways before turning. Watch for cyclists and pedestrians and cut us a little slack.

The world being what it is, someone is going to comment about all the wrong bicyclists do. Spare me. I was completely in the right and he was completely in the wrong. There is no gray here. Had he killed me, he would have said, “I didn’t see him.” Not, “I didn’t look for him.” Open your eyes. Look around. The life you save may be my own.

Views: 10

Comment

You need to be a member of Duke City Fix to add comments!

Join Duke City Fix

Connect with Us!

Community Forum

Redistricting Commission 1 Reply

Started by Maurreen Skowran in General Discussion. Last reply by Kitson Harvey on Thursday.

Where to have lunch in Albuquerque 8 Replies

Started by Gretchen Winchester in Food & Drink. Last reply by QingyuanMama on Thursday.

What is up with dogs in stores? 11 Replies

Started by Maurreen Skowran in General Discussion. Last reply by QingyuanMama on Thursday.

Latest Activity

Lady Day commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Raelynn D
57 minutes ago
Lady Day liked The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Raelynn D
57 minutes ago
Profile IconDuke City Fix via Facebook
Thumbnail

Another wonderful young poet on today's Sunday Poem. Meet Raelynn D! http://www.dukecityfix.com/profiles/blogs/the-sunday-poem-raelynn-d?xg_source=activity

See More
Facebook8 hours ago · Reply
Adelita liked The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Raelynn D
8 hours ago

Regular Features

Anyone can blog on the Duke City Fix, but here are the folks who blog most often:

© 2016   Created by Duke City Fix.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service