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    Default Close Calls - is Vectra jinxed?

    Had an F*rd Escort pull out on me as I was overtaking her. The brakes on the Veccy are fortunately damn good. I was up the verge braking hard and only the bumbers hit. left a small mark on the black "splitter" on mine and a large one on ma pants. Esc*rt back bumper was heavily rubbed. She stopped and was immediately apollogetic - didnt see you etc! As she was obviously well shaken up I didnt have a go at her. Seems like the Veccy is pretty strong. Then later on in the day twice had others pull out on me. Driving with the lights on from now on. I suspect if I'd been in the X-Trail she would have seen me. On the other hand just glad no real damage and no one hurt.
    MORAL. Always expect the Idiot / Blind factor.
    I hate to think what would have happened if I had not been aware enough to take avoiding action.

    Drive Careful and good luck to you all.

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    I had a transit driver pull out as I was overtaking him today!

    I was up the side of him when he started coming out, I was almost up the banking with the horn blaring before the idiot noticed me and swerved away.

    ****** van drivers!

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    I'm gonna stay in for the rest of the day

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    You get days like that, sometimes end up wondering if I've turned invisible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canyonroll
    Had an F*rd Escort pull out on me as I was overtaking her. The brakes on the Veccy are fortunately damn good. I was up the verge braking hard and only the bumbers hit. left a small mark on the black "splitter" on mine and a large one on ma pants. Esc*rt back bumper was heavily rubbed. She stopped and was immediately apollogetic - didnt see you etc! As she was obviously well shaken up I didnt have a go at her. Seems like the Veccy is pretty strong. Then later on in the day twice had others pull out on me. Driving with the lights on from now on. I suspect if I'd been in the X-Trail she would have seen me. On the other hand just glad no real damage and no one hurt.
    MORAL. Always expect the Idiot / Blind factor.
    I hate to think what would have happened if I had not been aware enough to take avoiding action.

    Drive Careful and good luck to you all.
    And to you mate, sounds like you need it lol.

    Seriously though mate, glad you're ok & the damage isn't too bad.

    Could have been horrendous.

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    I do 50-60,000 miles per year and the things i have to see and put up with are diabolical. Some drivers do not have a clue what the rear view mirrors are for and others think that it's ok to pull out of juctions in front of you because you'll have to stop or you will hit them GGGRRRRRRRR..........

    Glad you are ok m8.

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    Dont know about you people but I have noticed in the last year or two that our roads are getting worse (drivers). Most sit about 60cm for your back bumper, no signals and I think most drivers have been told that the 30 limit has been put up to 45-50. Dont get me wrong I'm the first to admit that I'm no saint........

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    I know what you mean i had someone overtake me today at work on blue lights, the thing is I was the one on blues, if i wasn't on my way to a serious RTC i would have had a few choice words.

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    Unbelievable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Davie
    Dont know about you people but I have noticed in the last year or two that our roads are getting worse (drivers). Most sit about 60cm for your back bumper, no signals and I think most drivers have been told that the 30 limit has been put up to 45-50. Dont get me wrong I'm the first to admit that I'm no saint........
    i am also no saint but agree totally its getting worse. i notice it at roundabouts and junctions. people do not give way at all hardly. what is worse for me is taxi drivers and some of their stunts saw one in glasgow the other night on the M8 near kingston bridge.
    screaming down thehard shoulder and literally frocing his way in front of a woman. these morons drive for a living and should be more strictly tested and punished if they dont obey the rules

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