Walking in the Street – Stay Safe

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    This morning I witnessed a woman getting struck from behind and knocked down by an SUV.

    She was walking in the street with her back to traffic.

    The SUV driver was talking on his cell phone while driving.

    People will sometimes walk in the street, where cars drive, because of unshoveled and impassable sidewalks. This is most common on one-way streets in the Flatbush and Boro Park neighborhoods.

    – be aware of your surroundings.

    d a

    Talking on a cellphone while driving is dangerous.

    Many people are walking in the street today because of the snow-filled sidewalks. I understand that the sidewalks are slippery and hard to walk on. However, the streets are also slippery and hard for drivers to drive with pedestrians walking on the sides of the road. Better to walk on the slippery sidewalk then get hit by a SUV!

    By the way, if you walk on the street, you risk getting sprayed by cars.


    I was 15 yrs old when one morning I was running to make the city bus to school, and was so focused on making that bus that I didn’t look as I ran across the street against the light. Unfortunately, a car was coming right then and it hit me dead on. B”H my injuries were not life threatening or permanent, but I did have to go through 6 weeks in a wheelchair, 4 months on crutches, and 2 years of physical therapy and learning how to walk properly again. PLEASE be careful when crossing the street!!


    Keep this in mind for PURIM as well. Make sure that you and your kids can see through their masks and can breathe easily!!!

    d a

    aries2756: You are 100% correct!

    And don’t drink and drive, you might spill your drink!

    No, seriously, people MUST make sure that those who drink DO NOT GET BEHIND A WHEEL OF A CAR (or in front, like some drunkards like to do!)

    Have a fun, safe Purim!!!


    One of the scariest parts of my Purim is navigating the streets of Boro Park driving my children to their Rabbeim and Moros. Seemingly from everywhere, people, in groups or individually appear on all sides collecting tzedaka. I have no problem with collecting tzedaka, however, playing chicken with cars is really nerve wracking for us drivers.

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