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Friday, July 2, 2010

weekend reflections: Road corner safety mirrors.




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Once I was almost in an accident. The road round the building was at ninety degrees. I was driving on my side of the road and approaching the junction. The car from the opposite direction veered to my side of the road. I braked in time, otherwise we would have been in a head on collision.

The driver was either in shock or she was such an irresponsible driver, she did not get out of the car to say sorry. Because we were living in the same residential area, and I was a professor's wife, I did not let out a string of expletives at her.

My friends said they too had encountered the same trouble with her. she drives very fast. I was told both of us did not use the round mirror. Otherwise this won't have happened.

Whenever I see such a mirror, I remember I must look at it.

14 comments:

靜宸靜宸 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

Francisca said...

This is a creative post for the Weekend Reflections meme! I'll remember to use the mirrors when I see them.

Hilda said...

Very wise advise! A lot of drivers cut corners here, it's suicidal.

Ah Ngao said...

many times i got close shave,not becoz i didn't use the mirror,...i was looking at women !

Sylvia K said...

Good advice and a great reflective reminder for the day! Have a wonderful weekend, Ann!

Sylvia

Lily Hydrangea said...

yikes! car accidents just stink in so many ways.
I'm glad you were able to avoid one.
thanks for the reminder too.

Indrani said...

Yes, great reminder.
Glad you did not get hurt.

Riet said...

Thank you for the reminder. I love your reflection picture.
Have a nice weekend Ann.

mARTy said...

it was a cool idea for WR!happy weekend

EG Wow said...

These mirrors really can make a difference!

Cheryl said...

I have noticed several spots in my travels that have mirrors hung up so one can see when backing out or going around a sharp corner.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

You had a close call. But ultimately it was a painless way of learning an important lesson. Thanks for sharing. Thank you too for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I'm still learning and really appreciate feedback. Please visit again.

To answer your question, I use a Canon DSLR. I really like being able to look through an eye piece. Too bad you can't find this feature anymore in point and shoot cameras.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

what is it with women and mirrors? nah, us men are just as bad!

James said...

That's a very helpful reflection. I like the look of the bricks.