Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dangerous beauty

There was another accident on Highway 74 last weekend, a fatal one. A car collided with a motorcycle. There were two people, a man and a woman, on the motorcycle. The car's drive was killed, as was the male on the motorcycle. I cannot stress enough that this road is DANGEROUS! This is the road I take to go up and visit my horses. I see motorcycles whiz by me, cutting corners on curves. Dangerous, dangerous, dangerous! First, you can't see the oncoming traffic. Second, some of them just drive too fast! More crosses on the road...sigh...While there aren't a lot of turnouts (there are some spots where there just isn't room to pull over), I ALWAYS pull over and let people go around me. I also carry a first aid kit in my car, for use at the ranch, as well as for an emergency on that road. I just wish more people would SLOW DOWN and be courteous. Just a note: there was NO SNOW on the road when this accident happened. It's just that I don't have access to a lot of my photos and I had to use this one from last December.

1 comment:

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Argh! You know, with all the driving I did in Arizona in all that traffic, I did not have a single person do one rude thing to me. In fact, other drivers tried to help me out by yielding to me even when they had the right of way. Then I came back to Nevada and couldn't even get out of the airport without getting into a tussle with another driver. All the way home I had to deal with tailgaters, people cutting me off, and people driving in the oncoming lane on curves.