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#21403 of 21746 Re: Couple of head-scratchers [xwesx]
Feb 13, 2013 (7:42 pm)
There are some good youtube videos of Seattle and Portland drivers - the latter seems to get more raw ice than Seattle, too.
Lame winter here so far, no ice related incidents come to mind. If it looks even marginally bad, I just stay off the road.
Feb 14, 2013 (7:54 pm)
Not a bad day driving here, other than an early morning incident where a woman pulled out of a driveway right in front of me as I was going ~40 (she quickly veered over when she realized I wasn't slowing down) - but something dumb while on foot. Busy intersection, crosswalk has green, woman with a baby stroller crossing street, late model E-coupe just blindly pulls into intersection and has a pretty close call. How did he not see that? He was turning left too, so he had to stop and block oncoming traffic. Lots of phone holders this evening too, but they were moving along ok.
#21405 of 21746 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 15, 2013 (7:24 am)
Re the not slowing down for the idiot pulling out in front of you... be careful on that kind of thing. Even if another driver pulls out in front of you, if you could have done something reasonable and safe to prevent or lessen an accident and didn't, you could be held at fault or at least partially at fault if there's an accident... enough to cause complications in getting damages from the other driver's insurance company.
#21406 of 21746 Re: . [backy]
Feb 15, 2013 (8:46 am)
I might have a dashcam to defend me. I also might go after them personally ..not that I would trust the oh so competent and accountable powers that be to be able to determine what action I should have taken
Reminds me of something that happened to a friend of mine - teenage airhead ran a stop sign, hit his car pretty hard front passenger side corner, and she argued that "he should have avoided me". Didn't work. Found out later that it was her second at fault accident - that month.
#21407 of 21746 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 15, 2013 (8:56 am)
That dashcam could be a problem for you, ala "You saw the car pulling out in plenty of time to stop, but you kept going and made no attempt to stop. Why?" Better not to depend on the "powers that be" to decide your fate... take matters into your own hands and hit the brakes.
#21408 of 21746 blizzard-like here
by steve_ HOST
Feb 15, 2013 (8:58 am)
Hesitate to call it a full blown anything since it changes from minute to minute. But the only ones out driving past our window are the logging trucks, and they create their own blizzard as they cruise past.
(Enough of the "last clear chance" talk please, and thank you).
#21412 of 21746 Re: blizzard-like here [steve_]
Feb 15, 2013 (10:31 am)
Those trucks certainly make their own blizzards! The worst part about snow driving on two lane roads is when a big rig passes in the other direction. There's always a few seconds where you're simply driving by faith alone (especially during the day), regardless of how slowly you're moving.