I can’t believe the audacity of some people sometimes. And when you need an officer, sometimes one isn’t around.
For example, I was walking in front of Liberty High School the other day with my daughter – she isn’t even in preschool yet – and was ready to cross the street over to the Adult Education Center when before my eyes, the eyes of several people and fellow drivers, an older woman decided that she was going to make an illegal turn using the cross walk that connects from the corner where Birthright is to Liberty High School.
And before you say “maybe she didn’t know,” that was why the dividers were put in! Even the driver in the back was visibly upset, so much so that she honked – and with good reason.
To make matters worse, this woman decided to wait in the crosswalk while ongoing traffic passed. I was appalled. This all took about five to 10 minutes. But what stunned me most was: where were the police? I am a former Liberty HS student and remember that there was always an officer out on campus. Where was he that day?
Can you imagine if this selfish woman had done this while someone was preparing to cross? I just can’t believe that there are people selfish enough to use something for pedestrians as their own personal lane. And for the woman who did this, if you are reading this: shame on you! And people have the nerve to complain about teen drivers.
Well shame on you, and be glad I didn’t have a pen or paper with me, or else I would have gotten your license plate number and made sure you learned your lesson.
Those dividers were built to protect pedestrians from people like you, who are too much in a rush to take other people’s safety into consideration.
And to the woman driving behind this one: thank you for honking at her. Hopefully, this embarrassed her enough to not do it again.
I don’t know who you are (you looked fairly young) but even you knew that this was so wrong.
I have spoken my peace. I just hope people would be more respectful these days.
Maria Perez, Brentwood