Again this morning I had two idiots offer me the opportunity of T-boning, one an SUV one a little chevy. In both cases my immediate response was hard braking and yelling "Hey! Watch out idiot!" Both drivers stopped at the intersection and one zipped across a 4 lane downtown street to get into a parking lot right in front of me, the other looked left, right and pulled right out in front of me.
Now I'm 6'4" 250 lbs of muscles clad in high vis yellow, with two bright white Catseye lights flashing in the front. It was just before 8:00 AM, clear and daylight. It's hard to say they couldn't see me.
But, with just a little less braking I could have T-boned them bounced off and had "soft tissue injuries". My commuter is an mid '90's Trek 700 that I bet I could get the LBS to say it was totaled. I could have sued, made life miserable, etc.
Anyone else ever tempted this way or am I sleep deprived or something?