'Near Death' experience on Motorbike today!
Old biddy drove car straight across dual carriageway (College Road) to park in their drive without stopping or looking! Slammed on anchors (60/40 Rear Braking), front wheel started to lock with rear of car about 2-3 foot away. slightly released front brake & managed to move sterring slightly to right & missed rear end of her car by Milimetres! She Didn't See Me!
She pulled straight out of Moor Lane (ironically by the Cemetery!) & drove straight across to park in corner house by Crossway Lane.
She had absolutely no idea that i was there, that i almost hit her or that she'd driven straight out in front of me! Didn't even notice me in her Rear View Mirror, as i fought to bring bike to a controlled & safe stop!
Parked Bike, flipped up Shoeii lid & ran to her door and screamed at her (as you can imagine).
She was completely oblivious & totally surprised to see me and had no idea how close she'd been to sending me to Hospital, or worse...
Manadatory Driver Retesting from 55 & Motorcycle / Cycle Awareness training to be included Now!
The worst bit for me was, that i was on my way home to grab car & then pick up 5 year old Valentina from Tennis Club. Imagining what could have happened today was really scary!!!
God i hate Unobservant Drivers!!!
I've totally lost count of how many collisions have been avoided thanks to the increased awareness & skill i've learnt / acquired form riding M/Cs for over 20 years...