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Old Mar 6th, 2012, 16:08 PM   1
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OT: Guy walked in front of my car


...And I almost hit him.

I was exiting a parking lot ready to take a right hand turn. There is no left turn out of the parking lot. I was inching up to enter traffic, which meant I was across the sidewalk. There was a lady with a baby buggy walking on the sidewalk to my left and traffic coming. I inched forward a little more, traffic cleared, and I went to proceed onto the road.

This guy (while I was inching forward) walks directly into the front of my car. I noticed him quickly and pressed on the brakes. He didn't stop or behave as if anything was wrong. I yelled out that I was sorry (the back window was down a bit), though I was pissed off that he walked in front of my car.

I mean he actually had to go off into the road to cross in front of me (where as behind me or waiting would have been the safest option).

Of course, I am all paranoid now. I didn't know if I should turn around and find him or what. I wasn't listening to the radio, on a cell, doing anything distracting but watching traffic to see when to proceed.

Has this kind of thing ever happened to anyone?



 
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Old Mar 6th, 2012, 16:18 PM   2
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I think pedestrians are paying less attention these days. A couple days ago I was at babies r us and I was backing out of the parking stall when a woman walked right behind my moving car, pushing her baby in a stroller. I had to hit the brakes and she didn't even seem to notice or care that she and her baby were inches from being hit.

Since then I've been super paranoid too...



 
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Old Mar 6th, 2012, 16:23 PM   3
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Oh, pedestrians think that they own the world. They don't pay attention to what they are doing and they just expect everyone to stop for them. I didn't almost hit someone but my OH's mom did when I was in the car with her. Some girl just popped into the middle of the street from behind a parked SUV. She had to slam on the break and the girl didn't even seem phased, no wave or anything. I don't know what their moms taught them, but I was always taught to look both ways before I crossed :P



 
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Old Mar 6th, 2012, 16:38 PM   4
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Iv been pulling out of a car park before,stationary waiting for traffic to clear and some guy just walked straight into my car and ended up over my bonnet, then started having a go at me. I wasn't even moving, he wasn't bloody looking x



 
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Old Mar 6th, 2012, 16:47 PM   5
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I almost hit a woman last night. Two stopped lanes of traffic to my left (this is in the UK), and I was driving at normal speed in my lane up to a green arrow light for a right hand turn. Some woman just walked straight out from between cars in the two stopped lanes, not even at an intersection, just in the middle of the block. Scared the crap out of me. I hit the brakes, stopping very hard, and poor lump got rocked pretty badly. She had the nerve to wave and keep going in front of me after I stopped. What a stupid, stupid person.



 
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Old Mar 6th, 2012, 17:56 PM   6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rhdr9193..x View Post
Iv been pulling out of a car park before,stationary waiting for traffic to clear and some guy just walked straight into my car and ended up over my bonnet, then started having a go at me. I wasn't even moving, he wasn't bloody looking x
Wow, this made me laugh! But at the same time it's frustrating that people don't know how to look around and watch where they are going!



 
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