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    Sidewalk cyclist leaps without throughly looking.

    Nasty surprise follows.



    To the cyclists credit, that is a tiny "car"... but goes to show it's better to be positioned properly than to assume you've seen everything from a poor vantage point and make an aggressive maneuver.

    Cyclist hurt after being hit by solar powered car

    These solar powered cars always seem to get into collisions also... I think this is the second accident involving a solar car in BC. The first may have been a fatality, iirc.

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    Too many people depend hearing the noise of a car to determine if there is something coming. I'm not sure that is what happened here, but it seems possible. I am always amazed at pedestrians who walk out in front of me mid-block without looking because they didn't hear a car. I think we'll see a lot more of this as coal-powered cars become more common.

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    Yup, it was probably silently cruising hidden below the row of parked cars... I have no doubt the cyclist didn't see it or expect such a strange vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Yup, it was probably silently cruising hidden below the row of parked cars... I have no doubt the cyclist didn't see it or expect such a strange vehicle.
    "Strange" in being relatively silent and not overly large? What other sort of vehicle might he have been familiar with that meets those criteria?

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    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    Quote Originally Posted by KD5NRH View Post
    "Strange" in being relatively silent and not overly large? What other sort of vehicle might he have been familiar with that meets those criteria?
    Yup, it is very low to the ground has a small front profile and is silent. It would be almost impossible to notice with a glance if it were driving on the near-side of a row of parked cars. I think recumbent guys put on flags to try and raise awareness for these reason.

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