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Increasing incompetence in humans

Discussion in 'Motors' started by cheesefest, 15 Oct 2021.

  1. cheesefest

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Jul 2021

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    Location: Land of Gin (I wish)

    Today I drove a four mile round trip. On the journey, three people stepped into the road without looking and three times I had to apply my brakes (driving within the speed limit), sound my horn and shout “Look before you look” at them.

    Is it true that if I did knock one of these people, would I be the one who got charged? Even though I was in the right and the person doesn’t use their neck to turn their heads to see if it’s safe to cross?


    Then get drivers pull out from junctions, driveways and car parks without looking.

    Over to you
     
  2. 200sols

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 14 Jan 2018

    Posts: 9,083

    Location: Hampshire

    Stop moaning.
     
  3. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

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  4. Greebo

    Caporegime

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    Location: Co Durham

    stay home, dont go out. You cant handle it.
     
  5. Uther

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Jun 2005

    Posts: 16,974

    Drive slower, you should expect it.
     
  6. Stumble Bum

    Mobster

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    Location: Location, Location!

    In this day and age a dashcam is a necessity.
     
  7. bazzabear

    Mobster

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    That's a philosophical conundrum and no mistake.
     
  8. something daft already!!

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Jan 2007

    Posts: 6,499

    Location: South East

    Live you life like everyone else is stupid and you'll be fine
     
  9. Ayahuasca

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Apr 2014

    Posts: 24,224

    Location: Huem

    Maybe you're just not alpha enough for them to stop. They realise Mr Cheesefest in fact isn't a horn beeper and definitely doesn't shout at anyone (other than his wife and kids).
     
  10. McGray

    Soldato

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    Man shouts at cloud.
     
  11. Lysander

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Aug 2005

    Posts: 17,847

    Location: Flatland

    Worst "I can drive a car" thread ever.

    :D I don't know why but this phrase has made my day.
     
  12. R.P.L

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Mar 2012

    Posts: 2,055

    Location: London(ish)

    I once had a guy with a pushchair cross in front of me without looking while I was cycling. To answer your question about who would be at fault if you ran them over, assuming that you had time to stop then I believe it would be you. I can't see how you could be found at fault if they stepped out right in front of you giving you no time to stop, but I'm not an expert and I've heard of more stupid things in my time.
     
  13. peterwalkley

    Mobster

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    Location: South Wirral

    If you are such a magnet for cretins when driving, get a dashcam to cover yourself for the inevitable time when Darwin wins.
     
  14. BUDFORCE

    Mobster

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    What car do you drive OP?
     
  15. Rroff

    Man of Honour

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    Unless you drive everywhere at 10mph not much you can do - there seems to be an increasing number of people who just step out into the road without looking.
     
  16. touch

    Capodecina

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    Location: Sufferlandria

    What was the response when you shouted that at them? :confused:
     
  17. Hades

    Caporegime

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    I knew who the OP would be, before I looked at the name :)
     
  18. Azza

    Caporegime

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    Location: Birmingham

    "post before you post"
     
  19. Steeps

    Soldato

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    Location: Bedfordshire

    If you had been driving above the speed limit you would have been passed them before they had a chance to step out.
     
  20. 200sols

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 14 Jan 2018

    Posts: 9,083

    Location: Hampshire

    Nissan Micra.

    Circa 2002 probably.