Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I ride as I taught my daughters to drive.
"Always assume that the other person is going to do something stupid. 99% of the time you will be right."
One of my favorite examples, of the thousands I have witnessed, was a minor fender bender a couple of years ago. I was in a car, not on my bike. A woman "paused" at a stop sign then pulled right out in front of me. Had the street not been slick from a slight drizzle, or had there not been construction in the right lane, I could have avoided the accident by getting stopped or veering to the right to go behind her. As it was I did one of those slow motion, wet road skids right into her. SHE was FURIOUS with ME, saying repeatedly, "I stopped!" She just did not get the concept that I did not have a stop. As a very defensive driver, I did have my foot off the gas and poised over the brake ready to, otherwise I would really have slammed into her. She refused to give me her insurance information, got in her car and drove off. I got her license plate number, but she was from out of state. My insurance company tried to track her down, but they were not successful.
If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!
Last edited by RainmanP; 05-11-01 at 07:18 AM.