excuse me - but if you are not already IN the street after backing out of your driveway, YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY. not being there, i only have your word for how "stupid" the other driver's actions were -- but if you noticed this, and did not take your own action to minimize it, you are more than equally at fault. THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT TO YIELD TO A CAR COMING OUT OF ITS DRIVEWAY!
No, you should be ashamed. You should not have backed into the street if someone was coming. It’s up to YOU to yield the right of way. It’s your stupidity which nearly caused a wreck.
Yeah, have to agree with the other posters here that whether a driveway or a parking spot, you have to yield to the main flow of traffic.
You guys should read - I WAS ALREADY OUT IN THE STREET when the Infiniti came speeding around the corner & tried to speed around me!
Especially you bigpedaler, you must have selective eyesight when reading. My wire actually says I was already out in the street. You're more stupid than the woman who almost hit me!
A woman, huh? Was she hot? Should this be a wink?
Thats stuff normal in california, if i ever see anything different i would think im living in a dreamworld.
Dude, mik1of3-can you NOT READ? I was already out in the street before the bitch from hell came speeding around the corner. The street was clear, I backed out, the stupid driver tried to kill us both. Simple. NOW-work on your ability to read. Thanks! :)It scares me that so many of you assholes can't even read-but you drive!
Thank you for making light of the wire Mjolnir. :) I have to remember that the people who constantly troll these wires to tell everyone how wrong they were, when they weren't there & couldn't possibly know, don't really matter. In any case, the woman who drives the Infiniti must live in my neighborhood, so there might be more to come in the future. Driving 45 miles an hour in a 25 mile an hour zone, speeding up to go around someone already in the middle of the street who had just backed their car out of their driveway (before the crazy woman came along!)...I'm sure this woman commits a lot more driving hazards than just this one incidence.
I HATE it when people backing out of a driveway, parking space, whatever just ASSUME people on the thoroughfare will stop for them. They DO NOT have the right of way..THEY are the ones that HAVE to WAIT!! People like this rank up there with those who, on a two road, think that oncoming traffic has to stop when they encounter a parked car on their side of the street and they have to enter oncoming traffic to go around it. YOU DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY HERE, EITHER..YOU HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL ONCOMING TRAFFIC IS CLEAR OR YOU HAVE ENOUGH TIME & ROOM TO MAKE IT AROUND THE PARKED VEHICLE.
You dont get the point do you? If someone has to swerve to avoid you when you are backing out then you are in the wrong. If you live on such a street where an oncoming car cant see you then its your responsibility to not back out, but go out front first. Until you establish your presense on the road by going at a reasonable pace, YOU are in the way of THEM.
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