THERE IS HARDLY a week or weekend that goes by without news of car crashes on our highways or within city limits. One too many of them are fatal. Whether you are a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian, once you’re out on the road you get to see it up close and it is scary.
People rush to get ahead, to catch that yellow light which often becomes a full red, they drive distracted or under the influence, more so in the summer when partying is in full swing; some tailgate and others switch lanes at the last moment or without signaling.
Then there are those who drive their cars with or without attachments such as trailers or campers, without properly securing the cargo. A big peeve of mine is dogs bouncing in the back of a truck, tied or not, but without the protection of a solid kennel (not in the summer heat, of course.)
A cardboard box can be startling as it flies your way from the back of truck; a jerry can cause some serious damage. But try to imagine what a kayak can do.
Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through her blog at http://www.danielaginta.com.