Residential streets are not speedways
I have to wonder sometimes if motorists are even remotely paying attention to what's going on around them.
Every day, people are outside exercising — my family included — especially as the weather in Yuma turns lovely and cooler.
But what's scary are the people in vehicles, the ones who run stop signs without looking, or the ones who turn without checking to see if someone's in the crosswalk.
There's a somewhat blind corner in my neighborhood, and kids ride bikes or skateboards past it, and adults walk and run there all the time. And every day, vehicles come racing around the corner, using it as a speedway to get to their next stop, without so much as a glance to the people around them.
Here's a thought, drivers. Slow down and pay attention. If you get somewhere a few minutes later, does it really matter? What seems most important to me is making sure that you — and those around you — get to their next destination intact.