Near Miss

Well, three to be exact and all on the way home from my hospice stint this afternoon.

My route takes me along a narrow back road with lots of bends.  The first near miss was a huge dairy tanker bowling along quite fast and meandering across the white line straight towards me.  Luckily I was not driving too fast and managed to swerve in towards the grass bank, but my heart was beating quite fast afterwards.  He was pretty big.

A matter of a minute or so later, a dark blue panel van rounded the bend too fast across the central line and barely missed me.

By this time I was beginning to think that my car was invisible.

Once onto the "main" road I was approaching a line of traffic cones on my left but with room enough for two way traffic. Half way along the line a large digger came towards me carrying a very wide metal object in front which hung over the sides quite a way. I did squeeze over as far as I could alongside the cones but it narrowly missed the side of my car.

I am tempted to give up driving after today.



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  1. Some days it's like that. Anyway, if they come in threes then that's your share for a while.

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  2. Phew - glad you survived that journey.
    Lots of the roads close to home are narrow country roads just one car wide and I guarantee that if I meet someone it will be on a blind bend! I creep round all corners now

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    1. Must be awkward meeting a tractor coming the other way!

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  3. Happens to the best of us on these country roads.

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  4. Phew, those were close shaves. Three, and it's over! Hopefully. I'm always having close shaves with all the holiday traffic and scooters that pull out without even glancing at the road.
    I count mine in 3s and then hope it's over for the day!
    May it always just be close shaves, though a road of careful drivers would be preferable!

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  5. Yes, I've had days like that. It seems that all the idiots come out at once and go for a drive...

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