Today I came the closest I've ever come to hitting someone with my Leaf. I was leaving a large parking lot at the local library (which borders a soccer field and community center), driving about 12 - 15 mph along a wide lane that led to the driveway. On my left maybe 30' ahead were two teenage guys and on my right were two teenage girls about 10' ahead, all walking away from me, backs to me. I drove pretty much in between them, and there was plenty of room, until just as I got to a foot or two behind the girls (maybe a bit more, but it seemed that close), the girl closest to me decided to turn and cross over to the other side. She stepped directly in front of my car. Her girlfriend grabbed her arm and yanked right just as I swerved left to avoid hitting her. I didn't have time to hit the horn. She had earbuds in both ears and was talking to the girl on her right (and looking that direction) at the same time as she was walking to her left. I barely missed her. I am not in favor of increasing the pedestrian warning sound, but I think she might have heard an ICE car. Obviously the fault was hers, but it scared the bejeebers out of me. I did have the PWS on.
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