If you're like me, you spend a lot of time sitting at the stoplight at Union Street in busy downtown Kennett Square, waiting for the green arrow to appear so you can turn left onto Cypress Street. And once the arrow finally appears, our natural inclination is to hit the gas and make a very fast left turn.
Don't do it.
A lot of young kids who live in the apartment building at the southeast corner of that intersection play on the sidewalk and parking lot. On Tuesday afternoon one little boy went dashing across Cypress Street to chase a wayward ball, and of course he didn't stop to look before he crossed. Thank goodness all the drivers were paying attention, because a tragedy could so easily have happened.
Just bear it in mind. Being 30 seconds later to your coffee date or gym class doesn't really matter.