Vagabonds and Travelers, Be Careful on the Road, Says Letter to the Editor
To the community,
Last night, I suddenly had to drive up to Redway and return (to Mendocino) on the 101. If I’d had a choice, it would NOT have been in the dark of a Saturday Night, granted. But there was no choice.
People and dogs were walking along the highway in both directions, in the night, dressed mostly in black, and straying over the line, into the road. I had one VERY close call, and I was going as slowly as possible without having a monstrous white pick-up with its HighBeams on, crawling up into my back-seat. Really.
Now, I am considered fairly “bomb proof” in emergencies, but honestly, I was a basket case by the time I reached Legget and the foot traffic disappeared…to be replaced by at least 3 fresh-dead deer. Small wonder!
There is NO excuse for Hit-and-Run, but I certainly got a better understanding of how it happens…
I have no suggestions or solutions, but I’m sharing this because it’s gotta change. The vagabonds and travelers have to get the Word: Wear WHITE and be straight enough not to stagger into the road. I almost killed somebody last night, and it’ll be a long time before I venture up there again, Trim Season or not.
And to the White Monster behind me: You may be able to intimidate other drivers into speeding up out of your way, but not me. I’ll hit my brakes, and dial 911 in mid-accident. I’m insured and will be well braced for the impact. I’m not joking.
Ms Anon Forrest