Monday, March 14, 2011

Day 4.063: Another near miss!

Mine was the second car to arrive on the scene of a crash this morning. On my way to work I suddenly saw a car going at high speed at right-angles to the lanes. It crashed into the central barriers and bits of it flew in all directions as it spun back out coming to rest in the middle lane. I was far enough back to put my 'flashers' on and slow down gradually.

I stopped long enough to see that another driver was already calling the emergency services and that the driver of the crashed car was OK. Realising that I did not have any idea what had led to the incident and had only seen it at some distance I decided I couldn't really help and continued to work.

Yeah. You might want stay a safe distance from me for a while.

On a happier note, inspired by the Korean photo challenges going on over at Albaniana's, I thought I would set a Japanese one. Any ideas what's going on here?

6 comments:

  1. are they guiding cars in to a car lift ?

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  2. btw, blogspot says "i might also like": http://exilesny.blogspot.com/2009/07/day-2194-sign-of-times.html bit worrying.

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  3. Geoff
    They are car turntables - so that you don't have to actually turn the wheel of the car to go through 90 degrees. I suppose the people are there to tell drivers how to use them.

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  4. Giant greyhound traps?

    A

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  5. Sorry, Geoff, but I'm with Dave. One just like it was just on The Amazing Race a week ago; that's where the teams got their cars to start the leg that ended in my old haunts, Yokosuka.

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  6. Wow dave - that is... amazing!

    As for the mystery photo, all is revealed in today's post

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