To The Bike Rider Who Was Lollygagging on Rt. 37 In Toms River
Okay so picture this:
I am driving down Route 37 in Toms River to get to work and on the way, I have to suddenly jerk my wheel to the left to avoid hitting a bike rider who is in the middle of the road lollygagging through the intersection. It was scary.
And to clarify, the person was not even riding said bike. They were slowly pushing themselves forward little by little with her feet in the middle of a main road when the traffic light was GREEN!
To be honest, I am lucky I saw them at the last second.
So to that bike rider:
Please, please, PLEASE....for the love of all that is good and pure...DON'T DO THIS AGAIN!
If you are going to cross the road, do so with haste. It is not a place to hang out.
God forbid I had to swerve at a sharper angle this morning, I may have been able to avoid you but at the cost of hitting another vehicle.
Cross when the light says to cross. Cross quickly. Be aware of your surroundings.
And I promise...as a driver...I will do everything in my power to do the same.
I don't think you realize just how lucky we both are that there was not a worse outcome this morning while you were on the road.
Get home safely everyone.
With all my love,
Nicole S. Murray.