Here you go:Maybe there should be a thread of "I messed up" close calls, maybe it can prevent something worse.
I had a scare the other day that I'll know to watch out for now, maybe somebody else will as well after reading mine.
I was following a really tall truck, too closely I guess, and wasn't thinking how and where it was obstructing my view,
suddenly a traffic light that was already fully red came out from above the trailer, too late for me to stop.
No telling how long it had been red.
The lesson I will keep in mind isn't just to watch out for this same situation,
but also for the same hazard as a rider on the side street,
if I ever see a real tall truck go thru the intersection last before the light changes,
I'll remember to be watching for the vehicle 2 seconds behind him, unaware of the red light
Considering that human beings are resistant to change and do not easily learn from mistakes and/or near miss or crash experiences that quite possibly could have been avoided, have you had a near miss or crash and what did you learn from it?
FYI: Motorcycle Roadcraft, The Police Rider's Handbook to Better Motorcycling indicates that we are very much likely to repeat mistakes if we do not learn from them.
I was coming up upon an green trafffic light at a "T" in the road. The side road abutted a gas station and a car was at the apron of the exit with a blinker on indicating he would turn left in the opposite direction of the light. I took all that in and continued on toward the light when out of nowhere the guy turns right and zooms around the bend into my lane of travel. No-one being behind me and traffic in the lane to my left I was able to safely stop and then resume travel.
LOOK AT THE WHEELS OF CARS!!!