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Kids afoot or abike on road
By M.I. Henrikson


June 29, 2005

So I'm driving on North Point Higgins Road toward the highway. NPH Rd. is notorious for kids, there is a church with a big parking lot, a school with the same, there are ball fields and lots of young families...and that is why the speed limit is 25 mph. Anyway, I'm driving, there are two cars coming toward me, and two boys on bikes ahead on my right. So I lightly toot the horn and slow to 15mph...because there are two boys on bikes...not because it's the speed limit, get it? The boys think its the other cars tootin' and cross in front of me. I quickly apply the brakes, the boys go "Whew" and then say "Sorry". I missed the 2nd boy by a good 18 inches, we smile at each other and off we go.

By the time I get to Valeinar View there is a little girl w/ a broken leg. Now that driver must also have slowed down because that kind of accident is usually multi injury. It just makes sense that when one sees people by the side of the road one should pay attention, children are especially impulsive and one must make way, for just because it says 50 mph doesn't mean one has to go 50 mph when people are present.


M.I. Henrikson
Ketchikan, AK - USA




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