Have you driven down the road and noticed a change in the style of guardrail protecting you from leaving the roadway in case you lose control of your vehicle?
Let’s put the Law of Unintended Consequences to use today.
Take the cable barrier, for instance:
Let’s say you lose control of your vehicle and cause either yourself as a motorcycle driver or another person steering their iron horse to veer off the road and smash into a cables strung out to protect you.
In secondary school, a classmate was decapitated when he lost control of his motorcycle and his helmet was caught on the rim of a steel beam guardrail.
These days, if fate puts you in the hands of a cable guardrail, you may not lose your head but get limbs mangled and sliced off.
The choice is yours.
Hey, be careful out there!
I am going to walk outside and enjoy the sweet serenade of the Brood I cicada cycle, their flight paths less likely to put them in harm’s way of cable guardrails. Maybe a few car grilles, instead.
Will catch up on thank-yous later this weekend.