Every day, I drive down a fairly major road on my way to work. People frequently drive around 60 miles per hour, even though the posted speed limit if 45 on most of the road. On my way home last night, there was a rather major accident. Surprisingly, it was not at the blind intersection. (If you are making a right or left turn off of one of the side roads, you cannot see if anyone is coming at you on the major road. You have to just take a deep breath and hope.) It was merely a person not yielding the right of way while making a left-hand turn. One act of stupidity sent four people to the hospital and had the possibility of seriously injuring two children. Luckily, the children were safe. I got stuck in the traffic build-up that resulted from the accident. (I showed up about 15 - 20 minutes after the actual crash.) Everyone had to turn around and find an alternate route to their destination. I, somehow, managed to get to my daughter's after-school program about one minute before they closed. *whew*
So here is my public service announcement: Drive carefully. I won't say "Obey the speed limit" because you won't. (I know I don't.) But do it cautiously. Keep tabs on what other drivers are doing. If you don't think you have enough time to make a turn before an oncoming car gets there, wait. There is nothing so important that you can't wait another 10 seconds for a car to pass first. And check your insurance quotes. Make sure you are properly covered in case something terrible does happen.