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Feel like he saw me in plenty of time and still pulled out

Feel like he saw me in plenty of time and still pulled out

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folkkingdude

“If I were you I probably would have braked” Nail on head


TailRudder

Yeah both drivers were idiots lol


no_lemming

From the reaction from everybody in the car it's surprising that you continue to accelerate.


Cthulhuwar1ord

Yeah. It definitely was the van’s fault but people have to keep in mind there’s idiot/clueless drivers that we have to be on the lookout for


SqaueEarthConspiracy

Yeah, I mean I can agree that the safest thing I could have, and probably therefore should have done was stop and let him go. But I knew full well he'd seen me hence why he slowed in the middle. Was just being cheeky


flyinfast

He slowed to let that car turn in front of him...


SqaueEarthConspiracy

It was only my girlfriend in the car and she has a habit of over reacting. The fact that van didn't hit me despite me continuing onwards shows he was aware I was there when he pulled out, otherwise he would've just continued into the lane and cut me up/rammed into the side of me


01Zeldagirl

Have you considered maybe, I dunno, respecting your girlfriend?


SqaueEarthConspiracy

Nah not really. Have you considered not making presumptuous statements?


RikerT_USS_Lolipop

Nobody on Earth overreacts. Anyone that suggests a person could habitually overreact must be a disrespectful jerk. Cool.


GotBannedNowBack

Maybe drive your own car if you don't want others to drive the way they normally do.


tendies_and_crayons

Lmao you were accelerating into a potential hazard and collision. Enjoy your downvotes, surely it's because of people being upset over how _right_ you are.


GotBannedNowBack

It's called getting a check from a low speed collision. Poorly executed by OP, he could have gotten paid. #ALWAYS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF STUPID DRIVERS


chill6300

We are in the UK. That's not how it works here. The excess would probably outweigh any claims even if OP bothered to sue for emotional damages or something silly like that.


Qcgreywolf

Which is the way IT SHOULD BE. We have a real problem here in America, people thinking they can “Get a Payday!” from others through Shitty, slimy lawsuits. Ugh.


zsreport

In general, you can’t get emotional damages from a car wreck case in the states. Typically you just get actual cost of repairing and replacing, loss of use aka rental costs. compensation for reasonable medical, and sometimes lost pay or diminished value of vehicle. To get much it needs to be a major accident with very severe injuries, but you don’t want that - injuries you never fully recover from aren’t worth and don’t be shocked if the party that hit you has a shitty minimum limits policy. Since I have comprehensive insurance, I just file the claim with my insurer and let them deal with the other party’s insurance.


FirstOrder_TiePilot

You should listen to her.


dislob3

Feel like you saw him in plenty of time and still kept moving toward him.


EJ_Drake

Accelerate into a dangerous situation where the other driver has to pay attention to traffic on his right and to you as well. You had a 1 second decision to use your horn instead of your brakes, chose wiser next time and drive with more courtesy. You'll live longer.


RockRescuer

Driver saw a near miss of an already distracted/idiot driver and decided to put themselves in another near miss situation. Two idiots.


BarracudaWhich9139

Feel like you saw him in plenty of time to make an evasive action. Doesn't mean the van isn't wrong off course


SqaueEarthConspiracy

Oh yeah I will fully admit I could have handled it better. Sometimes when trying to get out of a busy junction, cars will pull halfway out and hold in that middle lane until they can come in. I didn't know for certain he wasn't doing that and also being a bit stubborn I didn't see why he should cut in when I knew he'd seen me


BarracudaWhich9139

I appreciate your honesty and you are forgiven my son


angryfromnv

Unmarked white vans are allowed to do that right?


pineapple_calzone

If only vehicles could be fitted with some sort of device to allow them to slow down to avoid obstacles.


SqaueEarthConspiracy

Didn't need it, his van seemed to have such a device