Our close call in France video

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  1. DavidG58

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    Yes it works David. Looks like he had a front blow out yes?
     
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    I think he just didn't see the queue in front of him, then braked much too hard, all happened really quickly and appeared one hell of a lot closer than it does on the video

    As we passed them his female partner was giving him grief, no need for us to stop and add anything :)
     
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    Glad you escaped but shows the value of that dash cam (y)
     
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    turbo's working well,(y)

    brown trouser moment:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    Pulled out of the junction too quick and over cooked it?
     
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    he definitely over cooked it, it all happened so quickly, but pretty sure he was just catching up with the lorry too quickly
     
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    yes and yes (y):)
     
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    David your trip has been one event after another! Have you enjoyed it? Dash cam looks lovely and clear! Glad you were safe!
     
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    @Anthea M we had a great time, maybe a few too many miles, but it was good to prove the engine was sorted :)

    Dash cam was one of @Jaws

    Great package, only about £40 by the time you add a data card

    Plug in and turn on, that's dead easy

    Due to my complete lack of technical skill getting the file off the card needed help, I also hadn't thought about carrying a spare card, so if you want to, or worse need to keep the data, you can swap cards and keep camera in use, bought an extra card in France, a 32Gb stores well over 24 hours of film (y)
     
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    Also,just maybe,he had one over the eight?,hic.
    Scary anyway,glad it wasn't worse.
     
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    All I can see is somebody parking on the verge ?
     
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    i think that its just the french way of driving ,they all think that they are potential racing drivers
     
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    we generally think they seem to be improving, but did see 2 serious crashes this trip, both with cars upside down, we always seemed to see really serious accidents years ago when travelling in France

    the old priorite a droit had a lot to do with it I reckon o_O
     
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    I'm sorry but what are you saying was a close call , as far as I can see nothing really " happened " never mind a close call ?
     
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    Duck!
     
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    Having a bad day?

    From my position on the day, as I have already said it does look a lot less dangerous on the video, when a car suddenly locks up and crosses directly into your path about 150 feet away, with a closing speed of over 100mph, it appeared more than 'nothing' from where I was sat (y) I really expected him to hit the barrier and come back onto the road

    But thanks for looking, your comment is slightly harsh, but it is your opinion :)
     
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    How scary does it need to be?
     
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    Have the jaws cam too must start using it and find out how to store the files
     
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    I think the hazard perception part of the driving test might be in order for some!!!
     
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