I had been off my P plates for a week when I crashed into another girl I was 20 and my excess was $900. It was only minor and no one was hurt but I was pretty shaken up. Moral of the story - don't get too cocky.
ETA: I've had my licence for 7 years.
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27-06-2012 21:15 #31
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27-06-2012 21:24 #32
I have only had two "accidents" neither of which were my fault - I hit a kangaroo x 2. First was in my second year of driving and second in my 10th year (wow, I feel old now that I've worked out I've had my licence for 10 years!)
27-06-2012 21:26 #33
I had a few accidents in my first two years of driving.
My first car was an old piece of crap that seemed to attract accidents whilst parked.
I was reversed into by a small truck whilst parked at a service station. It dinted the bonnet and knocked out a headlight.
I sleep the night in my car at a friends after a house party, in the morning some young idiot guys zoomed past in their car, and hit the rear corner of the boot. Put a small ding in the boot, which didn't really matter. They drove off in a hurry but not before I saw the huge scratch down the side if their nice paintjob.
I was also rear ended at a set of lights by my girlfriend when she was following me in her car. Luckily no skate to either car.
Eventually my car was stolen from the parking lot at uni.
Milky mumma since July 2011
27-06-2012 21:31 #34
I did run into a few things in the old farm ute before I fit my licence- the gate post, a tree, the ride in mower, the old horse float and a power pole. I also drive into ditch and got stuck. I was doing a U-turn on the back road and thought I'd off the road a little onto the grass. Turns out it was a massive ditch with really long grass next to the road. Scared the crap out of me and I thought I was going to roll the ute.
Milky mumma since July 2011
27-06-2012 22:02 #35
Interesting. I wonder why everyone has said this or where they get these 'statistics' from.
I have driven into a tree but I was 16 and had no license then lol. Maybe that counted as my first accident so I'm all good now
28-06-2012 07:46 #36
I was at work, I had my P's a week. I reversed into a stack of pallets (silly I know) so I rang my friend who had a spare rear bar for the car I owned and said I could have it. So I was driving home (as he lived only 2 streets away) and I was about 500meters from home and waiting at a set of lights.
It was an open light and I looked everywhere and could not see a car anywhere, so I turned right and well a car was coming toward me doing over 80kph and it was a 60 zone.
The car T-Boned me so hard he sent the passenger side pillar of my car into my arm and bent the car like a boomerang. The rear vision mirror shot off and cut me, glass everywhere. It wasn't pretty. And my car was hit so hard it spoun around and collected another car. It also ended up as if I was on the side street waiting to turn onto the main road.
So it was just an ulucky day for me I think! I had only just had my car registered and insured and owned it for a few days.
HOWEVER my sister who is 2 years younger then me only had her first accident a few months ago after driving for 5 years and it wasn't even much of an accident she zigged when someone zagged and each car got a grazed front bar. I think her car has about 6 scratches on it.
Actually in my second year of my licence I was in another accident. An 8 car pile up on a highway because a petrol tanker lost it's diesel load all over the highway. Unfortunately I had no way to avoid it, the car was covered in diesel. the front of it went under a truck ((and didn't get hit) but it was a very very low car) and then hit someone. The road was so slippery that even a policeman slipped over walking on the fuel covered highway. The police could never track the tanker but they said they may not be able to find who was responsible. So each person had to make their insurance claims through their own company.
I had a great 2 years!.
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28-06-2012 09:44 #40
Yes this is correct. You still need to give way. In this instance there were no cars on coming (that I could see) so I went. Had the car the Tboned me been doing the speed limit (as he was over 20kph over the speed limit) there would not have been an accident. It was just an unlucky situation.
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