You are in traffic what would you have done if

Traffic - Don't pull out
United States
January 23, 2007 3:35pm CST
I was parked behind another car at an intersection with no traffic lights and the car in front wanted to make a left turn. The traffic in front of us was pretty well backed up so she could not see the lane she need to pull onto but it SEEMED to be clear. Now a car sitting opposite on the intersection waved (gave a hand signal) telling her to turn...so she did...and almost pulled out in front of another car. There was almost a bad accident. I would not have pulled out on some-one else's say so. What would you have done? (The kind person who waved her out must have been a sick idiot.)
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@hit12287 (71)
• India
24 Jan 07
i would try to be a descent driver while in a trafic as it dows not matter to me how others drive but what matters is how i can reach my destinaton safely......
• India
24 Jan 07
In My view Only u can see the road every thing & others are blind when u r driving. setup the theme in ur mind when driving.
@mbarryton (1872)
• United States
24 Jan 07
honestly i wouldnt have turned on someones else's say so either. its crazy how some other drivers just dont care. i have myself waved someone to go on BUT i also made sure it was clear for them.
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• Philippines
24 Jan 07
It is hard to tell if the person waving has the intention to help or just plain sick (literally speaking). So it's best to evaluate possibilities before making hasty conclusions to avoid nasty consequences.
• India
24 Jan 07
I would first tryed to sot that lady if i codunt do that i would horn at her car,but i count even do that i would pass a message to anoter car driver.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
i dont trust anyone every on the roads, i have seen too many accidents and just stupid drivers. i seem an accident because of this type of situation. it was nasty to say the least. i dont trust anyone on the roads, not even myself. anything could happen, pop a tire, lose control..your life can be over in a second.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I would have tried to see if there was any oncming traffic to the best of my ability and waited to be sure, then slowly pulled out, I do not trust people
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• United States
24 Jan 07
well i wouldnt have put my life into some one elses hands . and your right that person was dumb.
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@forfein (2508)
24 Jan 07
Hi We do it another way here in the UK, we use the "flash" on the headlight stick to indicated to other drivers that it is OK to make a manouvre. Having said that, even if someone "Flashes" me to give me the "right of way" of that the way ahead is clear, it is still wise to check!! The other thing we have in UK is if a LARGE TRUCK is in front of you, and you cannot pass on the narrow country lanes we have here, sometimes the truck in front will put on his indicator to tell you that it is clear, but.... it is still wise to make a check before pulling out!
@bugbaby (1788)
• Indonesia
24 Jan 07
i am never want to turn my car and don't want to hear people who wants to turn left the car. yes i think you're right who wants to turn left the car is the kind person a sick idiot.
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@tictac714 (976)
• United States
24 Jan 07
No I would never go just because somebody waved me on. As a matter of fact, I have had people wave me on when I couldn't safely go. I've even seen them make gestures as if I was doing something wrong, when I didn't go. It really makes me annoyed.
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@sunshinecup (7881)
24 Jan 07
I won't do it and I have had that happen. The guy was upset I reckon because I didn't take his word for it, but his insurance would not be the one to have gone up if I got hit. If I can't see it with my own eyes, I don't do it.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I always have to see whats coming and the other person was a complete idiot how couls they tell how fast the women would go or how fast the other person was going
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@gabs8513 (48714)
• United Kingdom
23 Jan 07
No I would not have either to be honest I don't trust anyone who waves me on as you just never know and yes I agree he must have been a sick Idiot to do that
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@Boer84 (102)
• United States
23 Jan 07
The person that waived might not have realize that the other car was there. I don't believe there is actually someone dumb enough to deliberately cause an accident just because they can. If someone waived me to go I would still look for oncoming traffic, no one can predict what another person is going to do, just the other day a car had his right turn signal on, but changed two lanes to the left to catch a exit.
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@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I never go just because someone tells me, or waives me on. I have seen how that can be bad, the other person may not be paying as close attention to all of the traffic, and you may end up getting hurt, or worse, because someone wasn't watching. I don't trust other drivers that much anyways, certainly not enough to trust a complete stranger's judgement.
• United States
24 Jan 07
I would never pull out because someone waved me on. If I can't see that it is clear I don't go. That is just a good way to get into a bad accident.
• India
24 Jan 07
the person must be foolish man who waved her out or he might not be knowing about the situation of the other car's position. If he was not confident he would have not done this. Well it is petty for that kind of accident due to some one's other mistake.
@kareng (7980)
• United States
24 Jan 07
You cannot take anyone else's word that the coast is clear. They aren't held accountable for an accident YOU will encounter. YOU have to be the responsible person since you are the one driving.
• United States
24 Jan 07
People try to be too nice for their own good sometimes, the person waiving her on probably didn't even look for other cars and if she had an accident who he has stopped and said it was his fault or could he have been to blame for it, of course not, we should never take someone else's word for our own driving, when we do we cause major accidents that we are at fault for and have no one to blame but ourselves.