I was driving down a quiet residential street one evening when I saw what looked like a remote control car coming towards me.
It was hard to tell what exactly it was, but it had one bright light close to the ground so it was clearly not a car or a motorcycle. I moved out of its path to avoid running over it.
As I passed it, I saw it was a Bachur in a black coat, wearing his black hat, riding some sort of Segway or hoverboard. He was likely coming home from maariv, completely unaware that he was indistinguishable to drivers from the general darkness of a moonless night on a dim street. I could easily have hit him.
Please, please wear reflectors and do not allow your sons to be near cars at night without one!
A concerned mother.
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