Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 00:22:16 GMT
From: Johannes <>
Subject: Re: Beware

Laura K wrote: > > ma_twain <> wrote in > > > I would like to think these incidents happen because Saab brakes work so > > well. More than a few times I have slowed down and noticed the car > > behind me sliding on the shoulder to avoid hitting me. This means > > either the driver was not paying attention or the first statement - Saab > > brakes really work! > > I had that happen the other night on the interstate. There was an accident a > couple of cars ahead of me and I hit the brakes. My Saab stopped straight and > true. Cars in front and behind me were all over the shoulder. I do worry > about getting rear-ended. I try to keep an eye in the rear view mirror on the > car behind me when I have to stop suddenly. Too many times it's some fool > yapping on a cell phone. I just pray he or she looks at the road from time to > time. Quite. I didn't brake hard at all, just reducing the speed because I saw cars in a junction creeping forward. I consider that as defensive driving according to the circumstances. Then I heard screeching tyres and bang wallop, nothing I could do about it. I really like this old Saab and try to keep it pristine free on bumps and scratches. Luckily, hardly any damage to my rear bumper, though the Golf's front bumper was in pieces. The Ford car in my neighbours drive has also been rear-ended, the damage extending into the boot (trunk) of the car.

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