I was going 20 MPH in a school zone on Smithville and Western in front of Wayne Elementary School. In the oncoming lane a parent impatiently waited to make his left into the school parking lot which was coming up on my right. I watched as his body language screamed out that he was in a hurry. Then he made his move.” Bouya, in your face” he seemed to say as he pulled right in front of me almost causing me to hit his passenger—elementary school student, his son.
So I asked myself the question. “Is the school zone to protect the kids from other drivers or from the parents”?
Side impact collision is worst. But at 20 MPH the risk of fatality is less than at other speeds. I guess the dad knew that. Otherwise he wouldn’t have done that.