I try very hard to be tollerant of sighted people, and to realise that they don’t necessarily know the first thing about blindness, but just lately, the local motorists have been doing my head in. I’ve been wanting to blog this for a while and kept putting it to the back of my mind as it makes me sound like a Victor Meldrew character, but enough’s enough!
A lot of the roads in the vicinity of my house are fairly busy without designated crossing points, so crossing is always a bit of a lottery! I haven’t been hit yet though!
A lot of motorists, when they see me waiting, slow right down and I think they’re going to stop. No such luck. They’re obviously slowing, just in case I try to walk out in front of them. However, they have no intention of actually stopping and letting me cross as they speed up when they get almost level with me.
For god’s sake, if you’re driving, please either stop and let me cross, or keep going so that you don’t cause a great queue of traffic to back up behind you! Use your heads and stop wasting my time!