The worst thing anyone can imagine happened last week in Swan Hills. Somebody backing out of parking spot at a ball diamond ran over and killed a young child.
There’s a lot of suffering going on over this and it’s unlikely an editorial can do much about it. In any case, this is directed not at the people involved in this or any particular incident, but at those who might be, or could be at some future point.
Kids don’t always pay attention. Sometimes adults don’t. You can check behind your vehicle ten thousand times and not find anything or anyone. It doesn’t mean that the next time there won’t be somebody there.
Some companies insist their employees put cones behind their vehicles. This is why. Some people insist on backing into their driveways or parking spots so they can always pull out facing forward. This is why.