I bite my tongue. It feels as if these victims have been punished twice: first by the tragedy itself, then by the way society talks about it, putting the onus on vulnerable road-users to be more careful. This mother is really saving children's lives – it may genuinely help if people remain alert when they're out and about. But why has no one here said it's insane that it is so easy to die in the streets around your home, the streets where you hang out, the streets you walk or cycle through on your way to wherever you want to be?
The author reflects as she's attending a yearly meeting for traffic accident victims and their families left behind.