No excuse - slow down!
PUBLISHED: 12:54 17 March 2010 | UPDATED: 01:03 16 June 2010
Following the comments regarding children being knocked over by motor vehicles in Honiton, I would like to add a few comments.
Following the comments regarding children being knocked over by motor vehicles in Honiton, I would like to add a few comments. My son was hit and thrown into the air last Friday afternoon and I have been down the road every day this week to try and understand how this happened.
In perfect conditions, doing 30 mph in a 30 zone is fine, as you can clearly see the way ahead and any pedestrians in the area but, if the sun is low and blinding, it is obviously hard to see even with your blinds down.
Once your blind is down, your view is limited to only 20 or 30 feet in front of you, so you have little chance of seeing anyone or anything.
There is no excuse, slow down; it is almost like a semi-blind person driving.
It is a driver's responsibility to take care, especially in the mornings and afternoons when the kids are around, and the parents to ensure their kids are alert and aware of the dangers of people driving in different conditions.
I have seen many kids walk into the road in the High Street and, trust me, you don't want a phone call to say your child is on his or her way to hospital in an ambulance.
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