I was driving to work this morning going about 45 in a 35. Okay, maybe it was closer to 50. Traffic was moving along quite nicely. I was not the lead car zipping ahead of everyone else. I'm not saying this to excuse the fact I was disdainfully ignoring the speed limit. I'm simply painting the picture.
The street is a busy, well-trafficked one. Not a neighborhood road by any means.
A man walking his dog steps out into the street maybe 25 feet in front of my car. He is waving his hands wildly and yelling "Slow down!"
Was I going too fast?
Did I need to slow down for others' safety and to obey the law?
Did he think before he stepped in front of a fast moving vehicle?
I think not.