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Old 01-02-2003, 01:18   #1 (permalink)
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if you hear a car horn

1. ascertain where the noise is coming from.

2. ascertain why the horn is being blasted.

3. take appropriate evasive action.

DO NOT...

1. ignore.

2. continue to punt your oversize (big car, little dick) piece of s#*t across a busy road.

this happened to me today. driving along, right lane, approx 60kmh, and there, attempting to cross a busy intersection (walter road at the galleria) without looking to his right, was some bloke so old i think he may have been dead. well, instead of looking and then giving way to oncoming traffic, mr. shotforbrains just doddles his POS in front of me. i hit the brakes hard, the ABS gets a fine workout, one hand on the horn, and what does he do???? he keeps coming.

i have to say this, if it wasnt for the ABS, i would have hit him. the brakes on the XR6 are excellent. if i had been driving my fiesta, i would have slammed into the side of him.

i would suggest that in future, he takes the slightly longer route (100m more) out of the shopping centre and uses the traffic lights. or, alternatively, he could employ a more conventional method and look where he is going. not just straight ahead, but sometimes side to side.

my hatred of four wheel drives is well known, so i will leave that topic right there.
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Old 01-02-2003, 03:24   #2 (permalink)
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That is why I think older people should lose there licence or be retested!
Good thing its all ok but!
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Old 01-02-2003, 03:28   #3 (permalink)
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Re: if you hear a car horn

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my hatred of four wheel drives is well known, so i will leave that topic right there. [/B]

Pity WA has 1 in 2 cars on the raod which seem to be 4WD's.
Apart from that the State is great!!!!
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I was driving my MKI Capri and the same thing happened. Old lady pulled out directly in front of me from a side road with out checking for cars. Locked up the brakes and somehow went behind her! Gave her the one fingered salute and she didnt even see it - probably never saw me lock up and avoid her either....

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Same thing happend to me, stupid old bat pulls out directly in my path, sh wasnt even looking, i was watching her the whole time... I managed to flick the bike over and duck across her nose. Bloody lucky i didnt hit her..
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dont forget, u guys will be old and senile one day!
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Old 01-03-2003, 04:28   #7 (permalink)
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I was driving my MKI Capri and the same thing happened. Old lady pulled out directly in front of me from a side road with out checking for cars. Locked up the brakes and somehow went behind her! Gave her the one fingered salute and she didnt even see it - probably never saw me lock up and avoid her either....

Licences should be burnt at 70
I have found "P" platers to be a problem also, so do we stop them from driving too???



Before long that way there will be no-one with a license to drive.
Brilliant stuff. No more traffic accidents, cleaner air to breathe, no need for speed camara's.

Just think, we might be onto something here.

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In Holland you need to do your license all over again when you reach the age of 70, I don't know about the other European countries but I reckon it's an EU law.
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