A couple of years ago I was on a morning run in a residential neighborhood. It was a fairly quiet street and I wasn’t concerned with the lack of a sidewalk or shoulder. A car approached and I didn’t become concerned until I realized that it was headed straight for me.
The distracted driver was applying makeup in her rear view mirror and I was forced to jump off the road into the ditch. My heart was racing after that and I hope the driver learns to use her bathroom mirror in the future for any makeup application
Unfortunately, there are a lot of idiots out there on the road and runners need to learn how to avoid potential problems and protect themselves.
Runner’s World Magazine found that in 2009 there were more than 20 runners who were killed by cars or trucks. There is the additional risk of danger from the unsavory human element of society. It is always important to be alert and aware of potential problems. Here are some safety tips to follow. Continue Reading →