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Re: Defensive driving (no audi content and too long, gee, will anyone read it?)
-- [ From: Huw Powell * EMC.Ver #3.1a ] --
>Example: If you're turning across oncoming traffic (i.e., turning right in
the UK or left in the USA) and you have to wait in the centre of the road -
keep the front wheels pointing straight ahead until the moment that you
actually move into the turn. Reason: If some asshole piles into your back
end, you'll be pushed forward and not into the oncoming traffic - which you
would be, if you'd already turned the wheels ready to go.
This actually happened in front of my street - very gruesome. The oncoming
traffic was a modified school bus carrying a stock car from the race track
(Lee USA). Luckily the now stopped traffic was heavily populated with
paramedics and fire extinguishers. Took hours to clean up the mess. No
fatalities though. I got pix, couldn't do much else.