Clash of the Hondas!
Just saw the aftermath of a nasty accident here on my own street. Seems 2 Hondas, a Civic and an Accord were both flyin’ around the back roads when they met at a devastating end… The Accord, apparently stock must have flown around the corner without looking while the Civic (looking like some real money was sunk into it.. at least for new interior paneling, rims, tires and a coffee can exhaust) blasted down my block. the two hit, corner-to-corner… a foot or two more and it would have been a head-on collision. One guy (the Accord) went to the hospital while the other guy seemed okay, with one of his passengers going to the hospital only because she hit her head….
This reminds me of what happened the other day…..
I was coming home from work when a Mustang 5.0 with two girls in it ahead of me was “showing off” quite a bit….. Now, you all know I have the GTP Grand Prix.. Pontiac’s supercharged beast, so I felt I could keep up. Traffic was pretty heavy, but there was enough room to nudge…. I didn’t go crazy or anything but as the Mustang accelerated, so did I keeping a steady (yet safe) distance between us…. I pulled next to the Mustang and there was a bit of back and forth play…. Just then the mustang let it all loose and jumped in front of me, cutting me off and started to fly down the lane… Only problem was that there was a car in front of me as well…. Slamming on the breaks, I saw smoke come from below the mustang…. I was expecting a loud clang next so I eased onto my breaks and started looking for an alternate route (around the mustang…probably onto the shoulder of the road)…. Fortunately there was enough room as the mustang cut off the car in the center lane (at the last second!) and continued on in the middle lane. I got off at the next exit rather than pursue a potential street race. I’m all for competition, but when your opponent shows that much ignorance and in-attentiveness, you back off. They could wind up killing me, an innocent bystander, or themselves… I do hope they learned an important lesson that time though…
You’re already taking a big risk just driving like that. If you don’t pay attention to everything around you and know when it’s safe to drive “Just a little faster”, then you’re gonna wind up in trouble… or worse….