Leaving the library last week by car, I came face to face with a young man riding a bicycle down the middle of 4th Street.
More clearly, HE came face to face (and nearly face to bumper) with ME. The youth, who appeared to be about 10 or 12, was absorbed in texting while operating his non-motorized vehicle, clearly oblivious to his surroundings. Of course I stopped, and yes, he looked quite startled to see me.
For the safety of our kids [...]