Biggest Fear About Driving?

Biggest Fear About Driving?

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swisstoni

10,592 posts

243 months

Monday 5th April
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Desiderata said:
Losing my bks in a motorbike crash. It happened to a mate of mine and the doctor said it was relatively common. Horrifying to think about.
That certainly puts my concerns in to perspective eek

Xcore

776 posts

54 months

Monday 5th April
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Getting caught speeding

flashbang

1,304 posts

38 months

Monday 5th April
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Breaking down on a motorway being converted into a smart motorway as there's nowhere to go.

Monkeylegend

20,565 posts

195 months

Monday 5th April
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Being overtaken by learner drivers in a 30mph limit and having them rev their engines at me as they go past.

Johnnytheboy

21,908 posts

150 months

Monday 5th April
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Not being allowed to as much due to snowballing anti-car measures.

CoreyDog

307 posts

54 months

Monday 5th April
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Johnnytheboy said:
CoreyDog said:
Chrishum said:
biggbn said:
trackdemon said:
Other drivers
This...
100% it's the one thing that is never in your control.
This all day.

I can control my right foot and my arms so my direction and speed is all down to me...

What I can't control is other drivers.

How many of us have nearly been wiped out by some twunt changing lane without turning their head 3 inches to the side? How many of us nearly been taken out at a junction because someone just pulls out and "doesn't see" a ton and abit of metal, paint and glass?
Inevitable PH really... "My biggest fear is people that aren't as amazing as I am."
I didn't see me or anyone above claiming to be "amazing"....

It's more down to the fact that the fear/comcern comes from other drivers as that scenario is completely out of our control.

Inevitable from PH really... Someone makes a Strawman argument to try and cause conflict whistle

CoreyDog

307 posts

54 months

Monday 5th April
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trackdemon said:
I'm fairly comfortable with my ability behind the wheel and if I prang my car, that's on me... so I do everything I can to make sure that doesn't happen! I like to think defensive driving is there too but the amount of utterly ridiculous, totally unpredictable things you see others do on the road (IRL & youtube) is pretty shocking. Someone drove into my g/f the other week by changing lanes on a roundabout (presumably) without looking, hard enough to knock her almost into the kerb. She left the scene at pace rolleyes Luckily roundabout covered by cameras so police are making enquiries, apparently we have to wait 28days. But it highlights exactly what I mean - there's literally nothing you can do if a car alongside you suddenly turns right and you can't avoid because there's road furniture in the way.
Glad your GF was OK! Have to admit that does worry me, someone getting involved in an accident with me and driving off, just causes so much agro.

Had it back in 2017 but luckily only a small car park ding (Still caused £1600 worth of damage) and they just drove off. Luckily, with abit of detective work, managed to track them down and they claimed didn't even know had hit the car! People like that worry me! Oblivious or liars.

Chubbyross

1,823 posts

49 months

Monday 5th April
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Monkeylegend said:
Being overtaken by learner drivers in a 30mph limit and having them rev their engines at me as they go past.
laugh

oceanview

1,240 posts

95 months

Monday 5th April
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Getting done for speeding.

Years back, 100mph plus on DC/Motorway, no worries but now, very rarely do it- and then hope Waze is working well for plod/camera alerts, and there's no road captains with a dash cam, that they want to send footage of! ( Not sure if most old bill would bother with this though unless something bad happened).

croyde

17,825 posts

194 months

Monday 5th April
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Monkeylegend said:
Being overtaken by learner drivers in a 30mph limit and having them rev their engines at me as they go past.
hehe I read that thread too.

Wacky Racer

34,128 posts

211 months

Monday 5th April
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Roundabouts.....I hate them, especially when there are a lot of exits.


Also, I have a phobia about accidently dropping my car keys down the street drains when getting in the car


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Clem Fandago

28 posts

4 months

Monday 5th April
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Something I never used to be aware of until recently:

Driving on a dark country road with fields/woods either side, I find myself contemplating what would happen if a Stag (deer variant, not the beetle) ran out into the road.

That would make a serious mess and are often spotted round my way (Suffolk).

Other than that I am quite relaxed driving, but having kids has certainly made me more aware of how important it is to get home in one piece.

LosingGrip

6,015 posts

123 months

Monday 5th April
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sherman said:
Another road user pulling out of a junction without looking and me T boning them and seriously injuring them through no fault of my own.
This happened to me. I was in a Corsa and got t boned by a van. The front of their van hit my drivers door.

I got pushed into a wall.

Thankfully minor injuries. Three/four stitches to my head and some cracked ribs.

Three years later and I still get a funny feeling when a car doesn’t stop when I think they should at a junction.

Skyrocket21

142 posts

6 months

Monday 5th April
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When you drive past a family on the pavement and their child is on a scooter or bicycle swerving around, if they suddenly veered into the road, or a child running into the road etc. My biggest fear is hitting a human, especially a child.

trickywoo

9,167 posts

194 months

Monday 5th April
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Dash cam stasi.

Overtakes used to be pretty simple:

Is it safe?

Is that unmarked cops?

Now you have to add is that a dash cam wker? Much harder to work out than the first two.

craig511

207 posts

74 months

Monday 5th April
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Being dragged to court again for something I didn’t do and only through grace of god I was able to prove my innocence with a dashcam and got found not guilty.

People are pr1cks . Trust no one. First thing I do with a new car is install a dashcam.




Dog Star

12,334 posts

132 months

Monday 5th April
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Being hit by uninsured drivers, or suckered into a crash for cash scam. Luckily having spent my life in the NW I am very savvy and - dare I say it - prejudiced enough to just stay well away from certain cars.

Safety-wise it’s cycling. Despite 35 years of continuous motorcycle ownership I really don’t like cycling on the road. Utterly lethal. Luckily I’m an off-road cyclist so my use of main roads is minimal and if I have to use them I stick to the pavement. Terrifying.

Nads02

94 posts

2 months

Tuesday 6th April
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swisstoni said:
Breaking down somewhere awkward.
I always think of this when driving through rotherhite tunnel. Or even worse Tower Bridge because the tourists will all point you out (after lockdown)

crofty1984

15,067 posts

168 months

Tuesday 6th April
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Being so bored driving my company car that I actually die.

marksx

4,288 posts

154 months

Tuesday 6th April
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Motorway blowout.