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Could I have avoided accident?

Postby mooneydean » Tue May 21, 2013 1:59 pm

Lesson learned from Advanced 1 and not implemented at a junction - result, I got rear ended by a transit van!

While at a standstill waiting at a junction I had the front brake applied, I let off the front brake in anticipation of pulling out of the junction but had a last minute change of heart to let the learner driver in front of me pull away (as she nearly rolled backwards in to me), the driver behind me who could no longer see a brake light on and assuming I would pull away then accelerated into the bike of me and my pillion passenger!!!!!!!

If I had kept the rear brake applied at all times at the junction and while pulling away I would probably have avoided this incident (even though it still the van drivers fault of course).

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Re: Could I have avoided accident?

Postby Chitchats » Tue May 21, 2013 3:27 pm

I doubt it,

Van driver probably looking ahead beyond you.

Hope all goes well and no one was hurt.

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Re: Could I have avoided accident?

Postby ducati_paul » Tue May 21, 2013 3:55 pm

That's why Filtering should be encouraged! ;)
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Re: Could I have avoided accident?

Postby mooneydean » Tue May 21, 2013 5:01 pm

The only thing hurt was my 2 day old 'tail tidy' and number plate- luckily!

The driver should have known better as well as he is a biker and his son is apparently the national super motocross champion...

I thought I smelt beer on his breath as well while we talking.

New bits ordered for the bike and this guy is going to pick up the bill
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Re: Could I have avoided accident?

Postby tim » Tue May 21, 2013 6:08 pm

A few weeks ago I had a bloke run straight in to me at walking pace while I was sitting still - he was looking down at his phone. Wouldn't be surprised if he got a visual clue the traffic was moving, looked back at his phone as he started moving off and hit you.

You need not worry about what you did, it's when you're stopping and a car hasn't stopped behind you yet when you really need to be vigilant - that's when the closing speed can be high and so is the danger
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Re: Could I have avoided accident?

Postby ZX9R Man » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:32 pm

Commuting these days or simply riding in traffic really bothers me. The incidences that I have seen drivers NOT paying attention TO THE ROAD IN FRONT has spiralled out of control and it really pisses me off !. Fatalities will occur...
God Damn It ! Leave your phones ALONE ! I'm sure the SHIT can wait. ( Shit.. yes.. What time are you coming.?. or some mushy platonic relation retort..)
FKucking technology requires everyone to drive and run a desktop AT THE SAME TIME ! ??

NO NO NO NO !! This bullshit behaviour needs to stop ASAP.

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Re: Could I have avoided accident?

Postby andyf » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:46 am

Happened to me when stationary at junction of Pennant Hills Rd and M4. Sitting there minding my own business when I got rear ended on 2 day old bike. No damage but when I went to open the car door and give the prick a dose, saw it was a bloke around 80 with a breathing cylinder on his lap trying to work out how to get to Westmead Hospital. WTF he shouldn't have even been on the road!
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Re: Could I have avoided accident?

Postby Glen » Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:45 pm

He was probably on facebook at the time......see I told you lot.

Tim's spot on though mate. Watch out when you first stop, keep your eyes in your mirrors to see whats approaching and make sure you've always got an escape route if the car behind is going to keep coming. In the one you've just had I don't think there is much else you could have done although these days now that we can lane split I always go to the front of the queue to avoid those situations.

Glad yo hear you're OK and there's not too much damage.
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Re: Could I have avoided accident?

Postby ZX9R Man » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:40 pm

Driving in traffic everyday as a tech has maintained my skill for the avoidable. I always monitor my rear and front and always look ahead of the car in front of the car in front to give me a decisive impulse to avoid drama.
Unfortunately most drivers are not riders and most will make more mistakes. No offence to those who don't ride, but I think riders can make better drivers.

As a rider, This has made me a far better driver than the average guy. I am always on the alert. I can anticipate the other drivers move before he/she can deliver it.
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Re: Could I have avoided accident?

Postby Gosling1 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:52 pm

Glen wrote:......He was probably on facebook at the time......see I told you lot.........


hahaahahah

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agree 100% about riders making better drivers :kuda: glad nobody was hurt - and the answer to your question is that having the rear brake on would have made SFA difference really.

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Re: Could I have avoided accident?

Postby Six Addict » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:18 pm

i was rear-ended mid last year, and i had my brake light on... its no-ones fault but the person behind you. either way you hadnt pulled away
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Re: Could I have avoided accident?

Postby ZX9R Man » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:04 pm

andyf wrote:Happened to me when stationary at junction of Pennant Hills Rd and M4. Sitting there minding my own business when I got rear ended on 2 day old bike. No damage but when I went to open the car door and give the prick a dose, saw it was a bloke around 80 with a breathing cylinder on his lap trying to work out how to get to Westmead Hospital. WTF he shouldn't have even been on the road!


He should have called an ambulance. Gee wizz.

Where does it end ? have we seen it all ? Probably not.

Defensive riding/driving will be all the rage, even at standstill.
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Re: Could I have avoided accident?

Postby ZX9R Man » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:13 pm

There's a guy on you tube called dash cam 55 Australia who uploads all sorts of bullshit driving behaviour.

Fak mee !! The amount of morons on our roads really leaves alot to be desired..

Check it out here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw5U73hnTzc

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Re: Could I have avoided accident?

Postby Possum » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:14 pm

Agree with all the above. Not much you can do in that situation.

Glen nailed it in a nut shell.
Knobs on the road arent getting any smarter.
Always expect the unexpected, know whats around you and have an exit plan.
It all comes down to how you ride it.....
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