Most folk think we are on the roads a lot. And with our life style it is easy to assume
that. There was a time when we first started that was true. When we first hit
the open roads over 22 years ago we were on the road almost daily. Later we
adapted a style once we learned RV sites were much cheaper by the week, we
liked to drive 300-400 miles and stop for a week. We would then scout around that area see the
sights and try to find that ‘hidden’ local restaurant, LOL.
Now we sit on an average 2-3 weeks. We are not ‘tourists’ much
anymore, this is just how we live. There are plenty of days we are NOT on the
road even in a car.
That brought up this subject.
When we are on the road I have noticed that Emergency Vehicles are many
times just IGNORED. You know, we old
people were taught if you see an emergency vehicle, you slow and move OUT of the
way, we were told someone may be dying in the vehicle and seconds count or someone
may be having a heart attack and anxiously awaiting that EMT. ALLOW THEM ROOM!
Ah, than a subject that should be close to each of us, THAT SCHOOL
BUS. What precious cargo they haul. Give ‘em the road when they need it. Make
turns easier for them. For heaven’s sake STOP when you are supposed to.
Up to the last few years there were 128 deaths in School busses
each year. With all the lock downs and home schooling it is down 50%. That is great, but that still leaves 50-60 a
year now. Some of those are my Great Grand kids, give ‘em room.
This came up watching some busses lately and a report of a
terrible accident back in our home area. 15 on the bus all injured no
fatalities. Amazingly most injuries minor. A Dump truck driver went to sleep at
the wheel and hit them head on.
PS: From Evelyn (BTW she is home, screwed back
together & ordering Don around) She actually sent me this:
like a helicopter. I don’t know how to operate one of them either.
Then she said: Becoming an adult is the dumbest
thing I ever did.