Cut off today, almost crashed
We were riding through downtown Atlanta today, in the right lane of a three lane road. A car passes us in the next lane over, and decides they want to take a right into a parking garage. The driver quickly hooks a right in front of us. If we weren't as reactive as we were we would have crashed right into the car.
How did the driver not see us when they passed us? She was in the 2nd lane because she wanted to pass us, didn't she think we'd continue forward as she passed us?
As a instinctual reflex we both quickly yelled out, for our own saftey. Something to the effect "Watch where you're going" and "What the heck are you doing?" The driver went into shock realizing she almost injured us and stopped immediatly. So now we had to also bike around her becuase she wouldn't pull through into the parking garage becuase she was so shooken up (as we were).
After the fact I felt kind of bad for screaming so loud in a mean manner. I didn't even think before the words came out of my mouth; I was looking out for my safety. She did have kids in the car. I should have stopped and apologized, she probably would have returned the favor.
Moral of the story, watch out for that right hook.