well, i was driving back from the store and there’s a long road that is 45 mph , but i ALWAYS go 60 on it because the hills give you that tingly feeling in your stomach when you go over them fast. At the end of the road I turn left onto another road and then I near my destination.
Well about 5 days ago i decided to slow down just a bit at the end of the road, to about 50 just because i thought there might be a cop or something, then as I was about 150 feet away from the light where I turn left and I see a green arrow, damn I thought I shouldn’t have slowed down, then after it was green for 1 second a HUGE pickup truck comes flying through the intersection blatantly running the red going about 40-50mph. If I wouldn’t have slowed down I would have pulled right out in the intersection and have been nailed in the side, there’s no doubt about it, it’s a bit of a blind curb, so neither me nor him could see one another until it was too late.
At the speed he/she was going and the the size of their truck vs the size of my pea-shooter car, I can only hope I would have made it out in one piece. It’s really amazing to think that just a few seconds or milliseconds can determine the outcome of our life.