Close call...

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  1. Slowhand

    Slowhand Gold Member

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    I drove up behind 2 lines of traffic going straight at a 4 way traffic light intersection. Decided I'd get in left turn lane. Was pulling up at 10 mph when a car suddenly appeared. I braked instantly and stopped. Other car kept moving and missed me by inches before stopping. It was that nice but stupid move where somebody let a car cross 3 lanes of stopped traffic to make a left turn, where you shouldn't make a left. I couldn't see them and they couldn't see me until nearly hitting. Then she blocked traffic going the other way for 10 seconds trying to cross them.
    We should all be nice on the roads, but giving way when the other car is supposed to, stopping in the main road to let others merge when they can drop in behind you, etc all contribute to accidents.
    My sublime flashed before my eyes. Can't believe I almost was crashed.
     
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    saw an old lady going in reverse on a 65mph freeway once because she missed her exit
     
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    april77 Naughty SheDevil Mod Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    I am glad that all is well! Sounds like it was, indeed, close!

    April
     
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    Time to clean the litter box!
     
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  5. Lord Hellcat

    Lord Hellcat Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC UK President HCC Charter Member

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    Glad all ended well. There are just too many stupid people on the roads
     
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    And the word of the day is " SHE "
     
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    Sadly, there ain't no law against stupid! I'm glad that you had quick reflexes and good luck.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey! I know just as many Dum Bass guys on the road! I see both trying to drive and text. Stupid is not prejudiced, it takes all! Lol:)
     
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    I was heading home yesterday in the cat. Two lane rural road that has a lot of curves. I'm heading up the hill less than 3 miles from my house. A woman in a Lexus SUV (older RX300) comes around the corner. She was so far in my lane she was about to go off the road. I can see she is staring at her phone. I was just about to lay on the horn and she looked up and swerved. I had nowhere to go. It was close. I was fuming because the idiot was texting. The entire thing was a couple of seconds.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Holy cow! So glad nothing bad happened!
     
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    Thanks. Me too. I had visions of a totaled cat in my mind. I may have had to kill that women with my bare hands!!!!!
     
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    There's not a law for being stupid but 95% of the time I can find a law that covers what "stupid" did.
     
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    That's a daily thing here in Houston
     
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    I worked a crash on a lady that thought she'd be nice and stop on the interstate to let vehicles merge onto to the interstate from the on ramp. She just couldn't believe that I gave her a ticket for improper stopping on the roadway.

    1st time I saw a judge laugh at traffic court.
     
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    You just can't fix stupid..... even with a ticket but it was the right thing to do (giving her that ticket)!.

    I like my smartphone as much as the next guy/gal but people need to put these things down and DRIVE. Around here law enforcement is on a kick. If they see a cell phone in your hand (for any reason) while driving it a $150 ticket for the first offense (scales up from there). I'm all for it!
     
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