He was having a phone in one hand and didn’t bother to see what’s coming from the opposite side before making a turn.
BHPian MT_hyderabad recently shared this with other enthusiasts.
Had an extreme close call today.
I was at around 60km/h and this guy crossed. I braked and swerved right in my non ABS car and he managed to survive this ordeal.
He was having phone in one hand and didn’t bother to see what’s coming from the opposite side before making a turn.
I saved a lot of advocate expense today.
Here’s what BHPian Meph1st0 had to say on the matter:
That is a very very close shave, you have good reflexes.
Mobile phone addiction is such a common problem. Whenever I see a slow-moving car these days, most of the time the driver is checking the phone and I feel like an idiot for not honking and patiently following the car.
Here’s what BHPian StopUnderrides had to say on the matter:
New level of stupidity on part of the biker. First he blindly tailgated the red car and then took a sharp turn right into your path.
I was reminded of a video on this portal where a 12 wheeler truck rolled over in trying to save a moron biker who suddenly merged onto the highway.
These are the kind of morons which kill other people. It was a two way narrow road and fortunately for you there wasn’t a truck or bus on the oncoming lane when you decided to swerve.
Easy to say since it’s almost a reflex action but it’d be better to brake in a straight line in such cases and do the best we can instead of swerving. I wonder if enough driver training can produce the legally and logically right response.
Eg: I know as part of training for commercial license, drivers hauling large semis in US are trained to brake in a straight line in such situations.
Finally the red car entered slightly into your lane and then went back. Ideally you should have slowed down from 60 and “covered” your brakes at that point anyway.
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