Thursday, December 13, 2012
Accident - almost!
The speed limit is 40 and I was doing about that when a woman in a red Ford saloon turned out right in front of me. She was about fifty feet away and at first I couldn't believe she'd done this. Now fortunately for me Harley Davidson provide excellent brakes on their machines and so I squeezed them both pretty hard. Unfortunately however, I didn't have quite enough space to stop before I would have hit her. I therefore pulled over the the crown of the road and would have had to clip a little off the oncoming lane too.
A truck driver coming towards me saw my dilemma and pulled well over to give me more space, but by then the woman had sped up and I was safe. She took the next turning on the right - without any signal, of course - and I'm sure she never even knew of my presence on the road. The truck driver and I acknowledged knowing looks!