By October 4, 2017 Read More →

Terrorism, Cars

During orientation and mobility training with a cane and a guide dog I was taught to go to the edge of the sidewalk at the corner.

I can’t do this now I’ll be the biggest target for a terrorist in a car. I need to have options.

Now at each corner I go to I need to have in my mind a plan to act if I feel, think, determine that I’m in danger. I need a direction to run, in the moment, unaided unguided to get out of harm’s way if possible.

Then in the moment if there is an issue I need to act almost without thinking. There will be very little to no time to assess if danger is imminent.

I’ve done some research into methods, there isn’t much. My new routine is:

  1. Don’t stand on the edge of the curb, orientate and cross when traffic noise allows
  2. Actively plan and have an escape route identified.
  3. Listen diligently for engine noises gas or electric approaching at the wrong angle.
  4. Run
  5. Hope for the best.
    It’s nothing in fact.

About the Author:

Kyle has ocular albinism and has been legally blind since birth. Kyle leads a very active live and is besides his professional career involved in many projects for persons who are different.

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