People not looking when driving

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Jackleg
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People not looking when driving

Post by Jackleg » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:13 pm

Just got off the phone to the old man, who just told me that he had a motorbike accident 2 weeks ago.

A) Daft bugger for not telling me sooner - his excuse was that it's already happened, there's not much that telling me can do about it :roll:
B) Why can people look where they're going?

He was in the right hand lane of a roundabout going straight on, a car to the left of him suddenly decided that he didn't annually want to go down the dual carriageway and instead wanted to turn right... Straight into the path of my old man.
He went into the wing of the car, over the bonnet and onto the tarmac. Fortunately he's come away with nothing more than some bruised ribs, and a dislocated thumb, from, he thinks, squeezing the brake so hard.

The thing he's most pissed about, is that he was just a couple of miles from home after a week away on a biking holiday with his brother, and this what the only time that anything happened. Bike is a write off too. I think he's only had it for just over a year.
All because someone didn't bother to look. :roll: :evil:

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Re: People not looking when driving

Post by Rich B » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:21 pm

Jackleg wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:13 pm
M

The thing he's most pissed about, is that he was just a couple of miles from home after a week away on a biking holiday with his brother, and this what the only time that anything happened. Bike is a write off too. I think he's only had it for just over a year.
All because someone didn't bother to look. :roll: :evil:
shit luck and glad he wasn’t badly hurt, but I expect he’d have been even more pissed off if it was a couple of miles away from home before the week away biking holiday!

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Re: People not looking when driving

Post by Matty » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:30 pm

Not looking, not paying attention, generally not giving a shit about others (blocking junctions, pulling over in stupid places) blatantly using phones, being too stupid to understand 'smart' motorways (driving on the H/S when there's a big red cross and signs saying "for emergency use only"), driving at 45 in a 60, then still doing 45 in a 30....it's a long list of shitty driving standards these days.

Unfortunate news about your dad, but I don't envy bikers or cyclists at all. Dodging the above is bad enough when I'm in my metal (or plastic) cage, it'd be even worse when not.

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Re: People not looking when driving

Post by nuttinnew » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:40 pm

^ MIC :(

I'm glad he's ok.
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Re: People not looking when driving

Post by Carlos » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:07 pm

Glad he's ok :)

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Post by IanF » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:08 pm

Matty wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:30 pm
Not looking, not paying attention, generally not giving a shit about others (blocking junctions, pulling over in stupid places) blatantly using phones, being too stupid to understand 'smart' motorways (driving on the H/S when there's a big red cross and signs saying "for emergency use only"), driving at 45 in a 60, then still doing 45 in a 30....it's a long list of shitty driving standards these days.

Unfortunate news about your dad, but I don't envy bikers or cyclists at all. Dodging the above is bad enough when I'm in my metal (or plastic) cage, it'd be even worse when not.
This. Fuck me it’s annoying!
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Re: People not looking when driving

Post by Jackleg » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:14 am

Rich B wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:21 pm
Jackleg wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:13 pm
M

The thing he's most pissed about, is that he was just a couple of miles from home after a week away on a biking holiday with his brother, and this what the only time that anything happened. Bike is a write off too. I think he's only had it for just over a year.
All because someone didn't bother to look. :roll: :evil:
shit luck and glad he wasn’t badly hurt, but I expect he’d have been even more pissed off if it was a couple of miles away from home before the week away biking holiday!
This is very true! :lol:

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Re: People not looking when driving

Post by Jackleg » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:21 am

Matty wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:30 pm
Not looking, not paying attention, generally not giving a shit about others (blocking junctions, pulling over in stupid places) blatantly using phones, being too stupid to understand 'smart' motorways (driving on the H/S when there's a big red cross and signs saying "for emergency use only"), driving at 45 in a 60, then still doing 45 in a 30....it's a long list of shitty driving standards these days.

Unfortunate news about your dad, but I don't envy bikers or cyclists at all. Dodging the above is bad enough when I'm in my metal (or plastic) cage, it'd be even worse when not.
All of this is what puts me off getting a bike. Nobody seems to care about what they're doing on the road anymore. I think cars have become so insulated from the environment around them, that people forget that driving still requires skill and attention.

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Re: People not looking when driving

Post by NotoriousREV » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:34 am

I had a guy pull out from a car park almost into my side the other day when I was on my bike. I’m currently doing my RoSPA training and was actually on my way back from a lesson so I did everything right: I’d already moved away from the potential hazard, saw him start to pull out and so slowed down. He stopped halfway across the road, we made eye contact, so I carried on. And then he just pulled out anyway, just missing me.

I followed the cunt to his house and gave him a piece of my mind. His excuse? “I know you had right of way, I didn’t pull out on you, you slowed down”. People just don’t give a shit.

Glad you Dad’s ok.
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Re: People not looking when driving

Post by Marv » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:39 am

NotoriousREV wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:34 am
I followed the cunt to his house and gave him a piece of my mind. His excuse? “I know you had right of way, I didn’t pull out on you, you slowed down”. People just don’t give a shit.
Do they teach you to do that in your RoSPA training too? 😂
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Re: People not looking when driving

Post by NotoriousREV » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:40 am

Marv wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:39 am
NotoriousREV wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:34 am
I followed the cunt to his house and gave him a piece of my mind. His excuse? “I know you had right of way, I didn’t pull out on you, you slowed down”. People just don’t give a shit.
Do they teach you to do that in your RoSPA training too? 😂
Yes. They taught me a lot of new swear words 😉
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Re: People not looking when driving

Post by Marv » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:42 am

Good to hear your dad isn't in too bad a shape, Jack.
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Re: People not looking when driving

Post by Alex_ » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:18 am

nuttinnew wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:40 pm
^ MIC :(

I'm glad he's ok.
+1. The standard of driving I've experienced recently is just shocking.
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Re: People not looking when driving

Post by nuttinnew » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:25 am

NotoriousREV wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:34 am

I followed the cunt to his house and gave him a piece of my mind. His excuse? “I know you had right of way*, I didn’t pull out on you, you slowed down”. People just don’t give a shit.

Glad you Dad’s ok.
*Priority :roll:
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Re: People not looking when driving

Post by Barry » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:01 pm

Glad your dad is ok of course but you can't assume anything on a bike, I try not to ever get caught alongside a car during a roundabout, they do the most random things and you have very little room to do anything about it if you're alongside.

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