It's like springtime here. In February! So yesterday I had the excuse of books due at the library to get out for a bike ride. I was all bike knickers and short sleeves.
And I get to an interesection near the library, and wouldn't you know it, a minivan-driving mom just scoots on through the intersection - eyes clearly focused on her cell phone upon which she was clearly texting away on. For Gosh sakes, it's the library!
I do realize that it's probably a function of where I live - the *shudders* SUBURBS - but what is it with these minivan moms? I've said it here before, of all the close calls I've had with vehicles while out and about on my bicycle, they overwhelmingly involve women in minivans.
Yesterday's observation was not a close call. I am now subconsciously alert to any minivans within a hundred feet or so of me at all times. I just saw her, I KNOW she didn't see me, nor anyone else on the road at that time for that matter.
I hear about how the most risky drivers and, therefore, drivers with the highest insurance rates are young males, but I'm tellin' ya, that's not been my experience. It's the minivan moms. Really, I want to see some accurate statistics!
BEWARE the minivan moms! I BEG you!
This has been a public service announcement.