I heard that the child died..
I am going to TIME my time on the path and driving/running/walking until fall. I don't want to be part of the circus if I can help it. These happy go lucky vacationers come here and like I said it is "Pleasure Isle" where the last thing they think about are "rules" and "restrictions". They aren't even on bikes any other time of the year probably.I am going to stay off 30A as much as possible until September.
Laurence Gonzales in His book Everyday Survival, Why Smart Do Stupid Things, writes about this condition "where all the old rules are suspended" for those on vacation often resulting in senseless accidents and injures. I don't know the details of the accident with the cyclist and the driver and I hope and pray that there are no lasting injures, but I have witnessed adults and children with "suspended rules" of safety lately all around town; people walking around aimlessly in right-of-ways, drivers speeding down 30-a etc.
We who live here need to be aware that the "vacation state of mind" is real condition that clouds judgment.