Mama Sass

Slow down, you move too fast

Every time my kids walk down the street to their friend’s house, I hold my breath, bracing for the dreaded sound of screeching brakes and sirens.

I have my reasons. Starting with the fact that we have no sidewalks on our street and ending with the fact that I recently watched a car smash one of those blinking pedestrian warning signs in Coconut Grove.

Pedestrian injury is the third leading cause of death nationwide for children 15 and younger. Florida is the deadliest state in the nation for pedestrians. Miami-Fort Lauderdale is one of the top four most dangerous metropolitan areas for walking in this country.

I said I have my reasons, didn’t I?

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