Idiots + cars = LOL

Blind_Io

"Be The Match" Registered
DONOR
Joined
Apr 5, 2006
Messages
21,739
Location
Utah, USA
Car(s)
06 Nissan XTerra Off Road, 00 VFR800, 07 ST1300
Would you like some of the incidents I've personally experienced where I either wanted a gun or was glad I had one? "Rare" is subjective and entirely based on the environment, what is rare in the 'burbs is a Tuesday in the 'hood. A gun doesn't have to be fired to end a situation. My brother was nearly hit by a beat up old van some years ago while driving his STI. He honked as a warning, swerved, and evaded the crash. The driver of the van took offense to this and proceeded to try to ram him several times - he finally pulled into a service station with cameras and the van followed. Five guys jumped out, one with a screwdriver and one with a tire iron. My brother drew his sidearm and prepared to defend himself, holding the pistol at low-ready. The five potential assailants scampered back to the van and took off. No one was hurt, no shots were fired but the gun was absolutely the tipping point.
 

LeVeL

Forum Addict
Joined
Jun 16, 2007
Messages
12,802
I've driven through plenty of sketchy areas and was as glad I was carrying just in case, but only one time I consciously thought about how I would access my firearm. Long story short I'm fairly certain I came very close to a carjacking but situational awareness kept me safe. It was unnerving enough for me to untuck my shirt from behind the seatbelt. Honestly, the best part about being armed is that it's taught me a ton about situational awareness and deescalation.

Anyways, if five dudes with bats are smashing up my car and I have no way to drive away, the first one to break a window is getting shot. Hopefully everyone can agree that that's very much a life-threatening situation and you can act in self-defense (I'm assuming that the BMW driver didn't provoke this somehow, as there seems to be no indication that he might've).
 

LeVeL

Forum Addict
Joined
Jun 16, 2007
Messages
12,802
Yeah I'm willing to be it was just inattention. He didn't notice the red light, didn't notice the car in the next lane stopped, didn't notice cars across the street stopped, didn't notice cross traffic moving... Completely oblivious. I see obliviots every day and the scare the crap out of me.
 

SirEdward

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2008
Messages
1,785
Location
Bologna, Italy
Car(s)
VW Golf MkV
I noticed after reading the youtube comments: the thief just fixed the car's headlight with a single hit from his hammer. Clarkson would say this is proof that he's always been right, after all.
 

Blind_Io

"Be The Match" Registered
DONOR
Joined
Apr 5, 2006
Messages
21,739
Location
Utah, USA
Car(s)
06 Nissan XTerra Off Road, 00 VFR800, 07 ST1300
jack_christie;n3552428 said:
Fake cops in Tucson, Ariz.


https://local12.com/news/nation-world/police-set-up-mannequin-cops-to-scare-speeding-violators

[IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"https:\/\/pbs.twimg.com\/media\/Dk40YK_XcAAuPnp.jpg"}[/IMG2]
"We have money for a nice new ST1300 Police package, but not an officer to ride it."

This is pretty common in small towns, there was a place in Colorado that had an old 1980s police car with the gumball machine light on top they would park at the edge of down with a dummy inside to get traffic to slow down.
 

jack_christie

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2006
Messages
4,244
[h=1][/h] Racing driver George Gamble banned from the roads for 20 months after crashing into house

https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/racing-driver-george-gamble-banned-1902364

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-43030697

[IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"https:\/\/pbs.twimg.com\/card_img\/1030746723608612864\/1W-JWUYe?format=jpg&name=600x314"}[/IMG2]
[IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"https:\/\/pbs.twimg.com\/media\/DV1a-t1WsAImGPY.jpg"}[/IMG2]
 

bone

"bangle for president"
DONOR
Joined
Jan 14, 2004
Messages
16,492
Location
belgium!!
Car(s)
Volvo V40 & Yamaha Banshee
just a little faster, marty!

how the hell did he do that?
 

SirEdward

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2008
Messages
1,785
Location
Bologna, Italy
Car(s)
VW Golf MkV
Very sad to see things like that happening. Very glad to see that the mother reacted in a way that punished the criminals -hard-. She was lucky, though: they didn't want to use the gun.
 

Redliner

Forum Addict
DONOR
Joined
May 19, 2005
Messages
22,557
SirEdward;n3553347 said:
Very sad to see things like that happening. Very glad to see that the mother reacted in a way that punished the criminals -hard-. She was lucky, though: they didn't want to use the gun.
This being South Africa, I bet the SUV is armored and the bad guys know that.
 
Top