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Break checked and crashed

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Alexm1982, 25 Aug 2021.

  1. Ayahuasca


    Joined: 23 Apr 2014

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    Location: Huem

    You should probably take your test again OP
  2. UnworthyBean

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Jun 2009

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    That definitely doesn't look like just your headlights on when you came up behind them, looks like you had your high beam on. Probably blinding them so they slowed down.

    Agree with everyone else though, 100% your fault, terrible driving.
  3. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior


    Joined: 4 Aug 2007

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    Location: Wilds of suffolk

    Imagine if it had been a BMW instead of an audi, they wouldnt have been indicating and the OP would have been even less able to read the situation worse than someone having their first driving lesson
  4. Simon


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,401

    Location: Berks / Moscow

    Yeh absolutely comedy driving. The only reason the car braked is cause you main beamed him.

    No idea what on Earth was going through OP mind. Unless he was texting or something
  5. dLockers


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    This is like the Tesla thread except you see something this time.
  6. matthab


    Joined: 19 Apr 2009

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    Why on earth did you go from being a safe distance to flashing him and trying to go round him? Both terrible driving and could of been avoided. I would go as far to say you were not brake checked, you lost control trying to overtake where there was only room for one car.
  7. Minstadave


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    Location: Rutland

    Quite impressed you found something to crash into, 4 empty lanes and you managed to hit the barrier.
  8. mattyg


    Joined: 17 Jun 2007

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    Look again... Looks like head on into the edge of the barrier
  9. Semple


    Joined: 5 Mar 2010

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    I'd agree with this actually.

    That's pretty bad driving OP, you actually had a reasonable amount of space in front once you had moved to the 1st lane. So the question begs when the car in front started braking, why weren't you doing the same.
  10. DRZ


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    Played back at 0.25 speed you even had your main beams on before he braked!

    If I was an insurer looking at that I might form the opinion that you crashed on purpose.
  11. Silent Bob

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

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    Location: Cambridge

    Even if you was brake checked why try and barge your way past onto the narrow slip road? At 14 seconds the Audi is on the slip road and the OP is in lane 1. Could have easily carried on in lane 1 and avoided an accident.
  12. adolf hamster


    Joined: 18 Oct 2012

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    ignore this lot, send that to the insurance you definitely got brake checked, audi's insurance will defo cough up.

    think the police are trying to clamp down on that sort of thing, might want to send the vid to them too.
  13. Ayahuasca


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  14. adolf hamster


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    i see what you did there.....
  15. Vince

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    gotta say I was trying to reserve judgement and read the comments before watching. I thought perhaps people were being harsh but honestly you had so many options and just fluffed it completely. The dude was indicating before you even moved behind so you knew he was exiting. Then the flashing plus the decision to go around and finally even after the decision to overtake you had enough room to slip in and chop off speed but for whatever reason bailed on an already dangerous overtake at the final minute to hit the barrier. I know in the moment these things happen fast but honestly this is probably dangerous driving on your part amongst a flurry of poor decisions.
    Last edited: 25 Aug 2021
  16. Scania


    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

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    Location: On the road....

    This has got to be a wind up.

    I see some crap driving on a daily basis, but wow that’s up there with the best of the worst.

    You weren’t brake checked, you were driving like a moron.

    Send the video to your insurance company and be sure to let us know the - justified - premium hike.
  17. CrimsonAvenger

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    Whoops..... sorry to say but agree with the opinions of the other posters.
  18. Thekwango


    Joined: 5 Feb 2009

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    Location: Northern Ireland

    Imagine being in the Audi…..you’re trying to work out if this is your exit. You hesitantly move towards. Some throbbers comes up behind you and flashes their headlights at you.
    Thinking you’ve done summat wrong you brake. Only to see the person behind you have a proper spazzer and sail on past you and into a concrete bollard.
    You’re gonna be taking that exit wondering what the **** just happened. I’d have been looking for Jeremy Beadle!
  19. kindai


    Joined: 9 Aug 2013

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    Location: Bromsgrove

    Trying to swap lanes 2 seconds before the junction to pull off.

    Yea, entirely your fault, every part of it.
  20. Lopéz

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    I'm not even sure how you ended up in the cones - you could have just not taken the exit?