Feel like he saw me in plenty of time and still pulled out
By - SqaueEarthConspiracy
“If I were you I probably would have braked”
Nail on head
Yeah both drivers were idiots lol
From the reaction from everybody in the car it's surprising that you continue to accelerate.
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
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
He slowed to let that car turn in front of him...
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
Have you considered maybe, I dunno, respecting your girlfriend?
Nah not really. Have you considered not making presumptuous statements?
Nobody on Earth overreacts. Anyone that suggests a person could habitually overreact must be a disrespectful jerk. Cool.
Maybe drive your own car if you don't want others to drive the way they normally do.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
You should listen to her.
Feel like you saw him in plenty of time and still kept moving toward him.
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.
Driver saw a near miss of an already distracted/idiot driver and decided to put themselves in another near miss situation.
Feel like you saw him in plenty of time to make an evasive action.
Doesn't mean the van isn't wrong off course
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
I appreciate your honesty and you are forgiven my son
Unmarked white vans are allowed to do that right?
If only vehicles could be fitted with some sort of device to allow them to slow down to avoid obstacles.
Didn't need it, his van seemed to have such a device