My Accidents

Spinout 1 (1995)

I was in my 82 Civic Hatchback Si. I was driving on the freeway in the snow for the first time. Being from Southern California I had not seen that before. I had some experience driving when there was snow on the sides of the road but not directly on it. I was following a car ahead of me at about 80 mph. Suddenly the road ahead was not plowed. I reached some solid snow and I began to spin out. Before I knew it I had done almost a 360 and my car was off on the right shoulder when previous I was in the fast lane. Luckily there were no cars around to bounce off of. Very quickly a female (hot for once) Michigan State Trooper came to see if I was ok. They were at an accident on the other side of the road up a little ways. She called a tow truck and he towed me back off the shoulder. I was almost on the road but I wasn’t strong enough to push my car out of the ditch. He had to use a wench to get it out and I saw that I probably couldn’t have pushed it. For some reason the guy only wanted cash and wouldn’t take credit card. I didn’t have an ATM card so he had to drive me back and I had to borrow some cash. No damage to the car.

Spinout 2 (1997)

I was driving in the same POS 82 Civic in the Rain with Skullder. Needed tires? I was going around a corner in the Fast Track lane (about 6 lanes going my direction on my Luckily (or God’s help) there were no other cars around to hit or to hit me so I quickly got off the road onto the left shoulder. Normally there are tons of cars there so I coulda have bought the farm easily. I discovered I had a flat tire. I started to fix it (in the rain with no jacket) when a 91 Express Lane Tow Truck showed up. He had a nice jack and quickly fixed my tire for me for free. I had a full sized spare so it wasn’t a bitch to drive home. Since then I’ve been pretty afraid to drive in the rain. While previous I drove about 95 mph in solid rain now I drive about the speed limit or below. Maybe I’m being puss but maybe I’m not. I don’t know which. Seeing how many accidents, one day I counted 11 in the rain in Southern California, maybe it’s the way to go.

First Real Accident (Rear Ended)(March, 2001)

My dad’s been in tons of accidents all involving someone else hitting him but so far I had not been in any accident. I drove 10 years ithout being in an accident. I was sitting at a stop light when I saw a late 90s, Honda Accord driving at me fast from the rear. I thought there’s no way they are going to stop and unfortunately I was right. They plowed into the back of my new perfect condition car. I wasn’t hurt and neither were they (unfortunately) and I went back to see how bad they screwed me over. There was white streaks all over my bumper and there was places where the paint was rubbed off but it wasn’t that bad. I thought it would be much worse considering how hard they hit. Their car looked ok too besides being scratched up. An Asian girl and guy were driving. They were about college kid age. This was in Irvine where the University of Irvine is located. That college is 95% Asian, and 90% Honda Accord/Civic/Acura Integra so the chances of hitting another Honda were pretty good. The idiots kept saying sorry and they were so f-ing clueless. I was a cool customer and treated it like business with 0 emotion. This was on a road where the speed limit is 50 mph and people go about 70 mph and they were walking into the middle lane (we were in the fast lane). I told them to follow me and I drove to a shopping center parking lot. I took down their information and gave them mine. They didn’t want me to call their insurance and I thought that was the best thing to do. What I didn’t realize is they hit me so I should rat them out, you only don’t call when you hit them and you try to convince them not to report you. I did not call the cops. I probably should have but I didn’t have a phone. I think what should have happened is I had a cell phone and left my car in the middle of the road until the cops came and took a report. After talking to my dad and people on my page everyone recommended calling my Insurance. As it turned out I had to rent a car for 3-4 days while my car was being repaired. For a few scratches and my bumper being knocked off it cost $660+. It was also $100+ for the car rental so I know now that those morons would have never paid that, and paid it so fast. Their insurance paid for it. So I’m glad I ratted them out and I hope their insurance goes up. I’m only said the police didn’t put something on their record too. While everyone makes mistakes plowing into the back of someone at a stop light is just sad driving. Learn how to drive shitheads.

Second Accident (Rear Ended)(2001)

Same car, same year. I’m sitting at a light. This idiot doesn’t stop and plows into the back. He asked to exchange info but I said forget it. I got really mad and drove off. I figured since I got hit 2 times in a row from the rear in the same car that the next person to hit me would pay for that guy. And guess what.

Third Accident (Rear Ended)(2001)

The same f-ing car. The same situation. I’m sitting at a light and some idiot plows into the back. This time it was some fresh off the boat Asians who could barely speak English in a Honda Accord. I could see them coming to hit me the whole way. Oh here they’re going to ram me. It’s coming, it’s coming. Then they hit me. If they were going faster, I would have ran out of the car. So I got their info and make these idiots pay for the last idiot, just like I predicted. Do things come in threes? Was there something special about my car, BLUE car that made it invisible? How could 3 people in a single year ram into the back of it at a stop light? How is that even possible?

I’ve now driven in a different car since 2003 and no one has rammed me in the back. Maybe it was something strange about the Civic Si’s rear.

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    • Englishman on:
      I'm a Brit and I've been saying this for years, now I find a whole website devoted to the subject. I feel vindicated! Having driven quite a lot of miles on the roads of about 28 US states, the moment you get into California everything changes! Anything goes on the roads there, you have to adopt a completely different style of driving just to accommodate their sheer lunacy! It's probably the stress of living in a sate where everyone likes to think they're a hippy when most of them are just a bunch of wage-slaves on the corporate merry-go-round!
    • Cam on:
      I was born in Washington. WSP. I lived near Shelton. Near their police academy. They use Highland road to practice on speeders. They lowered the speed limit on the road to write tickets. If California is too lenient Washington is too strict. We moved to California. A much better place to live and drive. Washington is full of vindictive drivers. California is not. If you live in California do as the Romans. We adapted it works.
    • Zach on:
      I kinda feel like part of the reason California drivers suck is because they are in such a rush to get where there going they put other people at risk by doing a bunch of risky manouvers. So the guy in the vans an idiot, you know intentionally cutting him off close isn't going to make him not do that shit anymore. If people just learned to let shit go traffick would go faster because there would be less accidents.
    • NoLoveForCali on:
      Agreed. Freaking idiots.
    • NoLoveForCali on:
      I wish they would leave TX, too. Jerks.
    • Auchoo on:
      I know some very sweet people who drive like they just got behind the wheel, or as if they don't understand the laws of motion. I also know some very stressed people who drive like fools. I likely drive too fast at times, but I don't tailgate or weave or cut people off. I go with the general flow of traffic. I get angry when speed demons drive in the slow lanes and when slugs drive in the fast lane. Why? They're creating a perfect storm for accidents. We have no CHP. Or it seems that way. I can drive for months, for hundreds, thousands of miles, and NEVER see a CHP. Assanine law makers REFUSE to send us the money to hire more CHP. It's been an issue for decades. As the bureaucrats allow more illegals and unskilled drivers to drive on our roads and highways, and fail to deal with those who text and drive, and fail to police our hwys, we will continue to have sucky, dangerous roads, and people will continue to be killed on the hwy. Want change? Vote out the current law makers. The are blind bats.
    • dresden on:
      If you want to go slow. Law states slow traffic to move to the right. No one owns the road. Also be mindful some people may have emergencies like a pregnancy.
    • dresden on:
      So you admit you turn in front of people going the speed limit and force them to slow down? Sounds like your just another control freak who just has to mess with traffic. I haven't seen you cite any creative ideas to help everyone win. Here's an idea to help. Wait until its reasonably clear before you pull in front of people as tye dmv book states in many states. I even cited above a law too. You haven't cited anytbing. Sounds like your also a problem too. Demon speeders and control freaks who want to pull in front of people and stay in the left most lane for "freeway changes". You know they usually have a few lanes for you to be in (if you read the arrows on the sign) and there are usually two or three. So you can still pick a right slower lane even for freeway changes. So I think your just making excuses like a typical Californian to just mess with people and justify it. Your just as much a bully and just as much ignorant of the law. I am not siding with the author, but I also think you help continue to problems. I hope that on day when you have an emergency that someone goes slow in front of you and just holds you up so hopefully on the off chance you may gain self awareness that there's more than just you in the world. Selfishness has little to no value in society. Which means selfish boisterous and rude people like you are a cancer to society.
    • dresden on:
      Remember that when you have an emergency that involves a family members life. Or when someone fails to yeild and holds up the ambulance. I Can't wait till I move to Idaho (they don't drive fast there), because they follow proper lane laws. If you think you own the road because because r vindicated in your opinion that your driving slower than the speed limit. Your no better than the demon speeders and your judgement is not only a futile double standard argument, it's also just as disrespectful to others just as much as driving like a dope fuel dragster jerk. So get see self awareness or just expect people like me to just challenge the weak foundation of your self righteousness with grandiose feeling of highfalutin narcissistic and just as selfish thinking. Make your freeway change and afterwords get over to the slow lane where the law states you belong. Dmv book, read it son.
    • dresden on:
      I was born and raised in Cali, and have moved to and from Cali. Served my country and went to Korea (2014), no thanks needed. Before I lived in Idaho I enjoyed Cali (due to the tropical area we lived). After I came back to Cali, I just don't get it anymore. As a native, I wonder how they learned these balehaviours and how I missed them. Every time we drive we always have to drive defensively. Is there something in the water? Is it cause they are spoiled and pampered princesses? Quite a few of you hit the nail on the head. Do me a favor, spread the word about this. Perhaps years and years f a propeganda campaign on poor Cali driving may help brainwash them to want to change it to fight the offensive label. Use social media to politicize it until they are tired of hearing it and change. Usually if you label a group of people, they fight to change it. Look at every race in history and their struggles.

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    I’ve driven in California since 1991. I’ve spent many trips running up and down the state as well as driving in many other states. After all of this driving, I became fed up with how bad California drivers on. I wanted to point out what they do to either help change a few drivers or at least entertain the rest of the world with Californian’s horrible driving.

    I’m located in Orange County in a couple of the richest areas. I see every type of car that is out there in this area. It’s like a car show. Going to a car show isn’t exciting anymore because you see most of the cars driving around anyway. I also work at a place where people buy all the different types of cars. We have Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Lotus, etc. So you can even see a lot of the cars in the work parking lot.

    Disclaimer: You’re on your own with these tips. They are not the official law and in no way represent what you should be doing should a cop pull you over.

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