I'm getting tired of this lame excuse from cluelessly unobservant drivers.
Driver, what happened here? OOH, I didn't see them !
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A driver that passed me last night (around 11:15pm) almost a block back looking for what she thought was an open parking spot ahead, then realizes it's not, then throws it in reverse and proceeds at a high rate of speed to backwards to another parking spot narrowly missing me on my bike doing a brake-screeching evasive maneuver.
She then slams her brakes, I give her the usual loud 'hey' and angry look and she says, "OOH, I didn't see you!"
She's driving a huge rear-windowed Subaru Forester SUV and I'm with lights and reflectors on my road bike.
I shouted back, "well then, try not to kill anyone with your bad vision", as she moved away I observed her continued wrong-way manuver at speed.
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Sometimes I wonder if those plans should be called Zero Vision instead of Vision Zero.
Zero Vision indeed.
The whole side of her nice Mercedes was all dented up
I call that a Whiskey Car.
Define 'Whiskey Car'.
Sweet Jeebus it wasn't that bad! But I like the terminology.