Look before you Leap
I am not one who normally post about everyday things going on, but I had an incident this morning that really got me thinking and I feel needs posting. I would love to hear your thoughts about this!
This morning I was at a traffic light at the intersection of the hospital where my wife works and the 4 lane highway that runs in front of it. While sitting at the light, it turned green and I sat there for about 30 seconds when the guy in the pickup behind me started blowing his horn signaling to me of his displeasure that I had not proceeded through the light. Had he been looking to the left, he would have seen the lead vehicle approaching the red light was a semi truck that apparently had decided to run the yellow and at the last minute changed his mind.
The Semi-truck was sliding all of his trailer wheels, as well as his tractor wheels in an effort to stop ahead of the intersection. Had I given into the mindset of the guy behind me, I would have been right in from of the semi trying to stop!
The semi did stop eventually with the tractor part way into the intersection.
My question is why is it that people don't stop and use common sense when driving? A 30 second wait isn't going to kill you, but not waiting 30 seconds just might have! The old adage "Look before you Leap" certainly fits this situation!