Earlier this summer, I almost saw an accident while standing near a busy six-lane intersection. I was watching traffic when I saw (and heard) a sports sedan pass by. I think it may have been going a little too fast, hoping to beat a red light. Just as that car passed through the intersection, another car pulled out from a parking lot and, instead of turning into the nearest lane, it pulled into the middle lane where the sedan was speeding along. Fortunately, a split second before impact, the sedan swerved and missed the second car. Was the second driver watching the traffic lights and not the traffic? Had there been an accident, I wonder who would have been cited? From my perspective, both drivers could have been more cautious.
We never know when someone else will make a mistake or use poor judgment. That’s even more reason to always try to…