approaching car at intersection

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approaching car at intersection

Post by joechop » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:23 pm

not sure if they're going to pull out in front of you? watch the wheels, not the driver.

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Re: approaching car at intersection

Post by railroad bob » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:39 am

Good one, new to me...
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Re: approaching car at intersection

Post by Maxthegardener » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:22 am

Bit of advice, Always expect the unexepected....Was on my Tractor the other day...Here in the Uk have to have a flashing amber safty beacon, which on mine is on the top of the rollbar....cant miss it! especially in the evening or in the dark......

Mirror signal manouver.........ok ready to make the turn, rd ahead is clear........it all happended so fast ...in the split second while Iam turning the wheel .........over taken on the offside, at speed by a white van, missed my loading bucket by millimetres......saw my life flash before my eyes.....If he'd hit me I wouldnt have even seen it coming, I didn't even have time to stop, made the turn, continued up the street .....thinking how fekin close that was to the end....doesn't bare thinking about.....

You must not ever assume that other drivers are as careful and law abiding as you, always assume their idiots....just shows to remind you to 'DriveSafe' no matter how small the trip...

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Re: approaching car at intersection

Post by railroad bob » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:57 pm

Rule of Thumb #1

Ride like they're trying to kill you.
Every single one is going to turn left in front of you at the last possible second, then claim they never saw you.
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Re: approaching car at intersection

Post by curt » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:29 pm

im 6 ft tall over 300 lbs rideing a big ass harley the first thing they say is i didnt see ya . im thinkin ya should have to have a mandatory eye exam possibly a cat scan what the hell r ya doin on the road
ever notice when you hit somethin or someone with a hammer you feel instantly better

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Re: approaching car at intersection

Post by Maxthegardener » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:45 pm

May I remind you of your signiture lol

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Re: approaching car at intersection

Post by curt » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:01 pm

ya it really works
ever notice when you hit somethin or someone with a hammer you feel instantly better

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Re: approaching car at intersection

Post by budoka » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:09 am

also, try to think of what the most bone-headed, irresponsible, unbelievable, thing they could possibly do is, and bet that that is exactly what they are going to do, because it IS.

you guys should just see what it's like here. especially the old farts. with all the "respect the elderly JUST because they're elderly," crap here, everyone just starts doing whatever the heck they feel like after a certain age. stop signs? whatever. stop lights? whatever. lanes? you gotta be kidding. the worst are the old ladies on scooters, and the old drunk men on bicycles (regardless of what time of the day it is). it's like riding inside a video game here - wild.

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Re: approaching car at intersection

Post by Indian Mark » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:23 pm

Few years ago I was rolling up thru a green light and looked at the front wheel of a car in the oncoming left turn lane. His wheels were turning. Thought I was toast. First time I ever saw "spinners". WTF?? Really messed up my head for a while, never heard of 'em before that. Glad that fad is over.

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