Adam's Blog: Showing You The Dangers Of The Road - 01/29/14
All too often motorists gloss over speed limit signs and totally forget the rules of the road. Don't just take my word for it, you can see for yourself at any municipal court on traffic day. I'm not saying I'm a driving saint, I've had my fair share of tickets, but being in this job has really taught me the rules of the road.
Almost a year ago this February, I worked on a story in Del Valle about a school zone. Parents were complaining the school zone wasn't long enough and the speed limits around it were too fast.
During my few days at the school monitoring motorists, I saw just how dangerous things can be when drivers don't obey the law. Time and time again, I saw elementary age kids almost hit by passing vehicles going above the speed limit.
This story came about because my photographer and I wanted to show drivers just how dangerous things can be. Easy thought, but how to pull it off? We decided to set up a speed demonstration showing you at home just how long it takes to stop your vehicle at certain speeds. You may think you can hit the brake and the vehicle it just stops, but that's not the case.
In our story Thursday night, we'll show you the dangers on the road. Not just from the perspective of the school zone, but also what happened when we rode a school bus with a bunch of rambunctious teens.
See video of drivers not paying attention to the stop sign, blazing past students, and also what happened when we put the speed limit to the test.
It's a story I think every driver should see.
By Adam Racusin