Daily English 1177 - Pedestrian Safety
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Rueben: I never imagined walking our daughter to school could be so dangerous.
Carla: What happened?
Rueben: We were walking on the sidewalk approaching the intersection. The crossing guard was there to stop traffic so we could cross the street. We were halfway through the designated crosswalk when a guy driving like a demon whips around the corner.
Carla: And he didn’t stop at the stop sign?
Rueben: No, he didn’t even slow down.
Carla: Didn’t he see the crossing guard or the other pedestrians?
Rueben: There are several big trees there, so it’s a blind corner with limited visibility.
Carla: Still, he should have stopped. Was anyone hurt?
Rueben: No, we were able to get out of his way, but he could have easily taken out five or six people!
Carla: That’s crazy. What we need are flashing crosswalk signs. Maybe that would get drivers’ attention.
Rueben: And maybe armor for our daughter, too?
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