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Could you avoid your last car accident?
No, there was absolutely nothing I could have possibly done
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Yes, I could have stopped, accelerated, dodged, etc.
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Misha
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Joined: Aug 02, 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:46 pm Reply with quote Back to top

If you answer “no”, that means you think there was nothing you could possibly do to avoid the accident, absolutely nothing at all. Let me give you an example to clarify. Imagine you are waiting for a green light at an intersection with a perfect visibility in all directions and light traffic. Light turns green, you hesitate a bit and start to move. As soon as you enter the intersection you got hit by another car running red light. Technically you are not at fault at all, which is absolutely clear to everybody, including the other driver if he is not a complete idiot. But you could easily avoid the accident if you looked around before starting to move, paid attention to this approaching car and yielded to it even though this was your undeniable right of way! In such a case you should not answer “no” here.

If you answer “yes”, this does not mean you were at fault. This just means that in a hindsight you see that you could perform some sort of an action or refrain from some sort of an action, and could avoid the accident as a result of this. Again, this has nothing to do with who was officially and/or technically at fault, this has to do with an action or inaction on your side that could have prevented the accident, like in the example in the paragraph above.

Thank you.


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Corksil
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:36 am Reply with quote Back to top

Muahaha! I have never had an accident, collision, fender bump, nudge, crush, tap, ticket, or anything of the sort. Completely clean record, no bumping of my car on anything it shouldn't be bumping. Well, I think I bumped the pylon on the parallel parking course in driver's ed a few years ago... But that wasn't my car. Twisted Evil
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Misha
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:00 am Reply with quote Back to top

Good for you. Be carefull, though, you are not invincible. There are people who never had an accident for the whole life, but those are rare and between, I wouldn't count on being one of them Wink
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SafeSpeed
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Joined: Jul 04, 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The AA dis a survey (UK Motorists Group) that showed that when people had 5 near misses including hard braking the 6th was an accident. A useful warning to be more vigilant and more aware ! Smile
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Misha
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Well, five near misses sort of speak for themselves, you know. Smile Providing they were not spread over two dozen years though Wink
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arun
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:03 am Reply with quote Back to top

I have met with an accident and i was not responsible for that. I was taking a left turn and i was so cautious inspite of it another person hit me head-on.
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tony12
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:01 am Reply with quote Back to top

I couldn't have evaded from my previous accident because it was a 7 cars pile up accident . I was caught in the middle and i couldn't do nothing about the accident.. It even came in news.
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skodadrift
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

just had a weird car crash. a tree fell onto the road during night and rain, saw it very late, braked hard didnt stop. passed through the tree branches, a few seconds a later another car crashed onto me from the back.

sad:(
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Misha
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:26 am Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah, things happen Skoda, even our best effort is not enough sometimes. Can' see how this one could have been avoided. Feel for you, really.

But welcome to Fun and Safe Driving, though Smile
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