Thursday, October 25, 2012

Things seen and unseen

Winter is come already with its dark nights

A Dark Horse

At least their faces are white!

This young lady had better find the gate before it gets dark! She is on the side of the road!

Wild Ram just made it across the road.
Driving at night is hazardous. Being dark we cannot see so well. When it rains, our fancy new blacktop  roads reflect lights and obscure our vision even more. So we should go slower. Near here a fifteen year old girl was killed by a truck. There were no street lights. There was no sidewalk. She was wearing dark clothes. She was walking away from the traffic. It was very dark and rainy. If she had had reflective clothing, and had been walking towards the traffic, she might be still alive. The results: a death; a forever shaken driver; who got a fine of $1000 and was prohibited from driving at night. I don't think this is fair. The judge should have recommended all pedestrians wear reflective clothing, walk towards traffic, and street lights and sidewalks be provided whenever possible. This was an accidental death which was indeed preventable. Blame should have been placed where it belonged. What do you think?

5 comments:

jennyfreckles said...

I agree. A sad accident but it doesn't sound like all the driver's fault. There used to be a slogan "Wear white at night" and I always try to remember to wear at least something light or carry a white bag, though it's all street lights round here.
BTW I love your header pic, so colourful.

Filip and Kristel said...

The horse picture with the fall landscape is fantastic.

Greetings,
Filip

caregiver/Gin said...

A marvelous post. I put a link on my comments page. I love the wild ram!

Cheri said...

I stopped by from Ginger's blog and your photos are beautiful! You are very blessed to live in such a gorgeous place and ur pics are stunning. Thanks for sharing, Cheri

L. D. Burgus said...

I looked at these photos earlier but I guess my comment didn't post. The scenery behind the animals are all so great to see along with the animals.