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Driving my 9th grader to school this AM in my GT500, this dumb lady literally pulls out 100' in front of me, trying to cross 4 lanes of traffic. I was going near the speed limit (~35mph) and had to use every bit of reflexes, judgement, etc to avoid her. I slammed on the brakes, had to veer left, and when she came to a stop (not sure how I got on the horn, but that is all that alerted her to the impending doom that was about to be a horrific accident...I would have slammed into her driver's side t-bone style), we were both less than a foot from each other. She was literally still perpendicular in the road, as all she did was slam on the brakes at the last second...doing nothing else to avoid the collision.

It was all driver and the fact I was in one of my hi-po, hot-rods. So the silly greenies can bark, complain, and gripe about our gas-guzzlers. The fact is due to hi-po brakes, suspension, and tires, I just saved the taxpayers in my city some serious coin... from insurance rates, to EMTs who would have been called to the scene, to the police dept that would have spent better of 1 hr directing traffic, to city workers who would have had to clean up the mess.

This car just cost the planet less than if I was driving some silly hybrid.

So take that you stinkin' liberal leftist tree-huggers!!!
 

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First off, glad you and your child are safe, second, GREAT COMMENTS!!!!! Put THAT in your pipes and smoke, tree huggers!!!!
 

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Sorry to hear about the close call. I would be furious! On the other hand, I like your perspective!
 

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Yeah, I wasn't really happy, but avoided shouting anything that was inappropriate around my kid. It was too close of a call to even be something where you have time to do anything but react. The irritation came later. I've been driving for 25 years and this was the closest I've ever had to an accident.

As far as the perspective... thanks. Not everyone will agree with it, but I thought I'd offer it up. Obviously, its a little bit exaggerated, but makes a point nonetheless. :)
 
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