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    In short at the start of the month I had a HGV take off my wing mirror and scuff up the passenger side door.

    Got the car back last Friday and today this happened..

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  • #2
    gutting !! clearly driver/fiat car emerging from left at fault , it may be the video but did you hesitated just before the turn as you noticed the car pulling out ? were they accepting of fault ?
    dean.m

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    • #3
      Yeah I slowed down as he was emerging. He then stopped so I presumed he slowed down hence me continuing as clearly right of way. He then pulls out as a pass I attempted to move to the side in a poor attempt to avoid damage.

      Yeah they accepted fault only just got the car back which is the shame.

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      • #4
        Gutted,but at least they have admitted the blame.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jon199102 View Post
          Yeah I slowed down as he was emerging. He then stopped so I presumed he slowed down hence me continuing as clearly right of way. He then pulls out as a pass I attempted to move to the side in a poor attempt to avoid damage.

          Yeah they accepted fault only just got the car back which is the shame.
          shame there was cars waiting to turn right which i also presume stopped you manovering further out to the other side of the rd to avoid,
          its really scary watching all the you tube vids of uk drivers , glad i am not on the road 5 days a week nowadays !

          may be time to get a brighter colour car so people see you better oh and they say things happen in threes
          dean.m

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          • #6
            Originally posted by sri- nav View Post

            shame there was cars waiting to turn right which i also presume stopped you manovering further out to the other side of the rd to avoid,
            its really scary watching all the you tube vids of uk drivers , glad i am not on the road 5 days a week nowadays !

            may be time to get a brighter colour car so people see you better oh and they say things happen in threes
            dean.m
            Yeah they say that things like these come in threes. I hope not as I don't think my nerves can take any more crashes.

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            • #7
              Gutting about the car but main thing is your ok, could been a lot worse if they pulled out a second or 2 earlier. I see so many people just edging out of junctions or just pulling out the opposite side and blocking half the road off and trying to edge in. Some drivers just don't have patience to wait and think they always have right of way. It feels like nowadays you have to spend more time watching others drivers than your own driving

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              • #8
                That is a complete S*****r !
                that is always my worst fear ,because you don't know if the emerging car is really looking at you or playing with there meat and 2 veg .
                or gayley singing along to the latest banging tune from. Bucksfizz.
                yep they do say things come in 3's
                lets hope that's number 3 .
                you see thease kind of videos on YouTube,normally some big bloke from Poundland, where he gets side swiped by some vodka swigging HGV driver watching porn and doing a blind side reverse, onto a motorway.
                and all you hear is a load of explosives in polish whitest his BMW dose a double back flip into a MR whipper ice cream van !



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                • #9
                  You constantly need to drive expecting the worst these days. That happened to me years ago. He blamed the sun in his eyes. Now when I'm presented with the same scenario as your video I tend so slow down and let them out. I don't do it to be considerate, I do it to lessen the chance of it happening again.

                  Hope you get it sorted quickly.
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                  • #10
                    Oh dear how bad is the damage?
                    So many drivers are impatient nowadays everyone in is a rush to get somewhere not looking just pull out and hope you get out the way.
                    Driving standards are terrible around here and can only image they’d be worse in larger cities.
                    I lost my previous car when a van pulled out on me at a junction on a main road and I couldn’t stop and went clean into the side of him.


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                    • #11
                      This is all very similar to the incident that ended up with me in a field at the beginning of December....car pulled out from the side of the road at a junction in front of me. It has had an impact on me as i was a pretty confident driver but i'm now finding myself worrying massively about what other drivers are going to do as i have no control over it and i can be doing everything right but if that car does this then i'm in trouble etc. Had to come past the scene of my accident this morning and unlike the day it happened where visibility was pretty good this morning it was foggy and wet and i could see the sign flashing again for cars being at the crossroads. I slowed right down as i didnt trust whoever was there not to do what the bloke did to me a few weeks ago.

                      I'll be honest prior to all this i think the standard of driving since the first lockdown happened has gone downhill. People seemed to take the quieter roads as a licence to race around doing some really strange things they wouldnt have done prior to it all. Our road is a dead end off the main road out of Chesterfield towards the Peak District. Heading out of Chesterfield its 30mph to about half a mile before our road then its 40mph but even HGVs seem to managed to get going far faster than that by the time they reach us as its fairly straight. Coming into Chesterfield is worse as its 40mph limit for about a mile and a half before our road but its pretty much downhill for 2\2 and a half miles so HGVs are normally still racing down whilst cars in both directions can do silly speeds. Action from the council has so far amounted to a flashy 40mph sign coming down the hill to remind folk but quite a lot just ignore it. I have to cross said road to walk the dog on the fields and i refuse to use the island in the middle and will only cross if i can get all the way across. A couple of years ago further up the road we were all out walking so me, wife, daughter who was 6 months at the time so in a carrier on me and the dog and we hadnt reached where to cross the road at one of the island things but this woman in a Focus was going too fast, lost control (claimed a blowout) and wiped out the keep left signs on the island. Had we been 50yds further up the road we would have been next to it and half a chance we would have been on the island trying to get over the road.

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                      • #12
                        Since the spring lockdown ended there seems to be an increase in the amount of bad driving, whether that's dangerous overtakes, straying onto the other lane when cornering, or bizarre driving styles.

                        I put it down to a mixture of lockdown frustration affecting people's mood and lots more people on the road who didn't used to drive much until public transport got messed up.
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                        • #13
                          That is a real P***er but at least you're okay. The car can be repaired. This time I would advise getting the repair done at Vauxhall. It may cost extra on your excess if not an approved repairer with your insurer but you can claim it back off the 3rd party.
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                          • #14
                            Been thinking for a while about investing in a dashcam as I've had some close calls with people somehow unable to see a big Insignia.

                            Driving standard's are slipping whether it's people just in wrong lanes, making stupid manoeuvres or relying on the car to decide if its correct to have lights on ect

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by NorthMelbourneRoo's View Post
                              Been thinking for a while about investing in a dashcam as I've had some close calls with people somehow unable to see a big Insignia.

                              Driving standard's are slipping whether it's people just in wrong lanes, making stupid manoeuvres or relying on the car to decide if its correct to have lights on ect
                              I use the M1 daily at the moment for work and the amount of folk who just plonk themselves and stay there is amazing. Find myself having to go from lane 1 to lane 3 or 4 to go past people doing 60 and not changing lanes all the time.

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