To the cross pedestrian riding her bicycle across the pedestrian crossing in front of the council building in Mullum last Thursday around 8.45am.
Consider this – pedestrian crossings are mostly for pedestrians excluding walking aids, wheel chairs, prams and the like.
Occasionally they’ll be used by adults accompanying littlies on little bikes – theoretically the adults should have had these kids dismount before using the crossing.
By not doing so, these kids could become adults who think it’s okay to ride across a pedestrian crossing at will, much like yourself.
As I approached the crossing in my car, you had ample time to dismount and walk your bike across the crossing but you chose not to.
I gave way to you nonetheless and rather than acknowledge this considerate action, you stared at me with scorn.
I then politely pointed out that you should have dismounted if you expect to use a pedestrian crossing, and you had the audacity to have another go, this time verbally about you being in the right.
The truth is you were in the wrong whichever way you want to look at it – might be time for you to check the road rules and your manners.
Sandy G, Mullumbimby