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Old 08-02-2012, 12:46 PM
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Lightbulb Close call turns out not so bad (for me)...

Was riding down (NB) SW 6th in PDX (link to google streetview) on Tuesday when I had another close call with a cager... Didn't end so bad for me, but could have for him.

So, there I was, going downhill in center of the through lane, (with a car close in on my tail), when the light turned green. As it was, I was the lead vehicle so I kept rolling. Then the car on my left (in the left hand turn lane) continues past the turn, and tries to muscle over into my lane (there was a parked car directly in front of them on the far side of the intersection). When I realized that this turkey was trying to merge into my lane, I looked through the open passenger window, and yelled "HEY!!!"

Next thing I hear is the screech of locking up brakes (no rending metal, breaking glass, or other collision noises) and what could have been a loud curse, and I maintained my position. Looking back in my mirror, I could see turkey stopped behind the parked car, stuck by all the cars following me. They never stood a chance of catching up w/me, and I made my way home safely.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:25 PM
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I had a similar situation not long ago, but 'that' turkey just kept going like nothing ever happened.

CAMs, people... catch them on CAMs if you can. Maybe your local authorities will send them a reminder to drive with their head on shoulders rather than some dark place.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:02 AM
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it always amazes me that people can't accept the wrong fate they've chosen... for some reason people think that they can panic and break lots of laws simply because they're missing their exit/turn...

it's not the end of the world if you make a wrong turn or miss your exit... just take the next turn and find your way back... the officer will not accept your "excuse" for endangering the rest of us...
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