Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 23:30:07 -0400 From: ma_twain <ma_twainnospamo.com> Subject: Re: Beware
Johannes wrote: > When you see a battered black VW Golf GTI MkIII with a teenage driver, beware. > I was driving on a 40mph sign posted rural stretch to a place with multiple > junctions. As another car was looking to creep out, I slowed down for caution, > but no drastic braking. Just slowed my 9000 CSE down to about 30mph because of > the junctions. Cars in the junction might well pull out in front of me > nevertheless. > > Then the sound of tyre screech and the inevitable loud bang. Not much damage > to the incredible strong rear bumper, but it's the second time this kind of > thing has happened to me! What is it that attract boy racers to shadow my car? > There were plenty of time and road space that he could have avoided me. > 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!