Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Slow down in neighborhoods

When you drive your car, you always have to be really careful. If you live in a neighborhood or drive through a neighborhood you should proceed with extreme caution. There may be children outside playing with a ball or out with their friends. Children aren’t always the most careful. They sometimes forget to look both ways or can get too focused on what they are doing. It’s your job as the driver to pay attention. Please don’t speed through neighborhoods. I get that people are in a hurry but respect the law and your neighbors and follow the speed limit. It’s the right thing to do. 

Sometimes people will park their car on the street. That’s a common thing in my neighborhood. At one point, there were cars parked down the street daily. Watch out for those cars. If you happen to accidentally hit one, do not drive off and act like nothing happened. Chances are someone will see you do it. It’s a hit and run. It’s a crime. Find out who the car belongs to. It doesn’t matter if you have to go to every house on the street. Take the time to do the right thing. Call the police and explain the situation. Just leaving the scene is not a smart idea. 

They will find you. Especially, with video doorbells and security cameras. It’s better to admit your wrongdoing than hope they will never catch you. 

If you witness a hit and run or an accident, remain calm and call the police. Make note of the color, car make, and model. Try and remember the license plate numbers of both vehicles. Give your information to the owner of the car who was hit in case the police want to speak to you. You would also be a valuable witness.  If you see a suspicious car in your neighborhood, report it. Most of the time, it’s nothing. It is better to be safe than sorry and find out later that you could have helped someone. 

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