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Old 10-17-2003, 01:26   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down I nearly died today.

Me and a mate had finished golf and he was driving me home along mountain hwy. We were heading towards bayswater if you know the place on the inside lane closest to the median. We were cruising in peak hour traffic at about 75-80ish.
Then a yellow XE decides to pull out about 3 metres in front of us from the median. My mate swerves left to avoid him then right again to avoid another car and he lost control turning 90 degrees then going over the median into the oncoming traffic lane and doing a 180 so we were across 3 lanes of traffic.
Thankfully there were no cars coming or i wouldnt be writing this now.

My mate drives a big arse kingswood wagon so as soon as he swerved right again the arse just swung right around boat style.

The dude in the XE stopped and asked if we were okay then drove off.

My mate only got his license 2 weeks ago.
He was pretty shook up.

Drive safe.
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Old 10-17-2003, 01:33   #2 (permalink)
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Re: I nearly died today.

Lucky escape Dan, go buy a lottery ticket and be good to your mum.
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Old 10-17-2003, 01:33   #3 (permalink)
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Bummer at least the XE guy stopped and didnt do a runner like everyone else seems to do these days.
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Old 10-17-2003, 01:36   #4 (permalink)
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yeah thumbs up to the XE driver.
It's ok to make mistakes so long as you take responcibilty for them like he must off.
Oh well hopefully your mate will get rid of the kingswood and go get something a little more Ford.
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Old 10-17-2003, 01:51   #5 (permalink)
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Re: I nearly died today.

I Doubt it he's die hard. Doesnt know a bloody thing about cars but he insists holden's are better.
Its okay ill have a V8 soon in my XF to help convince him.

I bet if the XE driver was in a VK he wouldnt have stopped, hehe.

Cheers guys.
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Old 10-17-2003, 03:33   #6 (permalink)
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maybe suggest to him that he should do one or two defensive driving courses?
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Old 10-17-2003, 06:40   #7 (permalink)
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Good suggestion - or perhaps he should look ahead a bit more than 3 metres!
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Old 10-17-2003, 08:49   #8 (permalink)
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Nah there was nothing he could do the guy just didnt see us. He may have over corrected a little bit causing the 360 onto the oncoming traffic lanes but he will learn.

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Old 10-17-2003, 19:39   #9 (permalink)
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i rekon he done good for only having his licence for 2 weeks, but i still think an advanced driving cource should be COMPULSERY for everyone who goes for their licence

glad to hear your ok tho
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geees close one, but glad to hear all ok

advanced driving course is a good idea, and yep i agree it should be compulsory (maybe funded from speed camera fines in mexico!!!)
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