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This morning I was driving round a roundabout when a motorcyclist slid across the road in front of me shortly followed by his motorcycle. A second earlier I would have probably hit him and his bike would have been in the side of my car. Much to the impatience of other motorists I helped him up, he was fine and got on his bike and rode off. I haven't really stopped shaking yet, all the time wondering what a different scenario it might have been if I had been a second earlier.

Anyone else been lucky by a split second.

Jamala
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
RegularComper90
RegularComper902 months ago

When I was taking my driving lessons I came across this kid (around 8 or 9 years old) who went in the road on his bike straight in front of me, so I had to do an emergency stop. And as I panicked the engine stalled. Why don't some parents bother teaching their kids basic road safety? I could very well have knocked him over. x

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Jamala
Jamala
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2 months ago

Horrible isn't it. Even when you aren't in the wrong it is still unsettling😥

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 months ago

Jamala It would be even worse for train drivers as you can't stop straight away like you can with a car. There are plenty of idiots who like to risk their lives (and the train drivers' occupations) by going on to railway tracks.

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Jamala
Jamala
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2 months ago

RegularComper90 These idiots don't appreciate how they traumatise train drivers, police officers and ambulance crews who have to scrape up body parts. Sadly common sense can't be taught!

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