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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2012, 09:36:11 am »
A bakkie crashed into my bike last night.

I was waiting on Cnr of John Voster and Lenchen Avenue around 19H00 at a red light and this bloke with his bakkie slammed into my bike.  He was busy on his blackberry and did not see the light change to red.

Bike is fine, just need to get a new rear tyre and a new exhaust system, as well as a quick overlook at the bike just to make sure that the impact didn't cause more trouble.  The front break is making a funny noise after the bump (I was on the front break when he hit me)

I am a bit shaken.  I used the car this morning, and stepped out at work as a mental wreck.  Everyone seems to be out to kill the other road users....


This morning I was almost taken out by a box driving a bakkie at a 'round about' in the V&A. The d**s didn't even glance my way, missed me by centimetres and when I confronted him what was his words? "I didn't see you".... K@k man, he didn't see me because he didn't look!

Glad you are OK mate.

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2012, 09:44:46 am »
glad you ok


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and this kak "i didnt see you " is sooooooooooo old and worn , if you didnt see me  you are legally blind /or should be shot 
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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2012, 09:46:03 am »
Moenie eers dink om te begin klappe uitdeel in n ongeluk situasie nie. Kan n gewone fenderbender maklik in n tragedie laat ontaard.
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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2012, 01:31:18 pm »
Really glad you ok!
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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2012, 02:23:41 pm »
It's too easy for cage drivers to get caught up in the text war ... life just wouldn't be the same without SMS now would it?  ;D

I wonder just how many bikers have been the victim of this. You're lucky to get off with minor damage and no physical injuries. Others were not so lucky.
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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2012, 02:41:50 pm »
A chap in the UK drove his truck slap bang into the back of a woman and her kid in a car killing both of them instantly.. they went back and looked at CCTV footage as part of the trial and saw he was texting while driving.. oke got something like 20 years
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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2012, 02:46:45 pm »
Bikes can be fixed or replaced.
Glad you made it and kept calm.:thumleft:

Best advise in the world. Losing your temper doesnt help (ask me I know); it just gives the guy in the wrong amunition to use agaisnt you.
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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2012, 03:05:23 pm »
if he can still use evidence against you .... you didnt loose it enuff   :thumleft:


but still glad u ook
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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2012, 03:41:32 pm »
Well just came back from BMW.
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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2012, 03:52:02 pm »
I've started hooting and waving my finger at people on phones whether I'm on my bike or in the cage.
 

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2012, 04:24:44 pm »
Waving a finger does not help.  Maybe shooting them will help.

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2012, 05:06:36 pm »
I always stop just off the white line. Never in the middle of the lane.
That way picadiloheads are less likely to take me out when they have a sightless moment.
Also keep my feet as close to the bike as i can. - Chick parked on my toes one
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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2012, 07:05:33 pm »
Thanks for the one on the toes.  Made my day...
 

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2012, 07:13:10 pm »
Glad you're ok!

I've run that scenario through my mind often, had an uncle who had both legs broken by his foot pegs (at calf height) when a truck hit him.. problem is in the centre of the lane you get hit square, in between you gamble between being missed completely or maybe having just your leg taken off?

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2012, 07:14:48 pm »
 :thumleft: Glad you are ok.
 

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2012, 06:07:28 am »
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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2012, 06:15:39 am »
I always stop just off the white line. Never in the middle of the lane.
That way picadiloheads are less likely to take me out when they have a sightless moment.
Also keep my feet as close to the bike as i can. - Chick parked on my toes one

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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2012, 07:40:34 am »
On Friday whilest fuelling up and checking the tyre pressure, a guy in a Bantam drove up and slowly moved into the space (that my bike occupied) at that time as if neither me or the bike existed! I was om my haunches at the rear tyre and looked around as if to say WTF!?  He continued forward and when he touched my boot I jumped up and and said hey, whats up with his? Is it necessary to stop on my foot? He: "No, it's not on your foot"

I was perplexed at such a moron and rather left it at that (while noticing aal the CCTV cameras pointing in our direction.

I still don't understand why he had to try and squeeze into hat space despite us being there? I honestly think he is just completely deur die k@k! Imagine what he drives like on the roads.  ??? :'(
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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2012, 11:39:11 am »
Report the accident to the police and put a claim in to your insurance making sure that a good mechanic does a total check up on your bike. Some idiot rode into the back of me and the cops wanted to take him on as well, as your insurance company claiming from his insurance. See if you can lay a charge of reckless driving or some thing else that the police have to react to so he gets a good wake up call.
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Re: First accident on the bike :(
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2012, 11:54:32 am »
I always stop just off the white line. Never in the middle of the lane.
That way picadiloheads are less likely to take me out when they have a sightless moment.
Also keep my feet as close to the bike as i can. - Chick parked on my toes once

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Helps to have short toes  :mwink:


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