Thought I'd make this thread for us all to share our car stories! Be them good or bad. Anything from close encounters, road trips, accidents, stuff you've witnessed on the roads. breakdowns. I'd love to hear your stories. I'd like to start us off with a close encounter that has haunted me: I love cars and driving and I've always taken pride in trying to be a good driver. In 12 years of driving I've had no claims or accidents. Although I came very close to having an incident with a motorbike that has haunted me ever since. I was at a junction waiting for a gap to to turn right. Seeing what appeared to be the last oncoming vehicle approaching from the left with a huge gap behind them. My focus turned towards if there was a gap from the right. Seeing an opportunity approaching, glancing left and right, left and right all the while. As I began emerging onto the junction as the last car from the left passed me. In this split second, a hidden motorbike behind the car from the left had now become perfectly obscured behind my passengers A pillar. I honestly never saw him at all. Not until he was stopped in front of me, with me half across a junction, dash cam strapped to his head waving obscenities and abuse at me. I had watched that traffic come down that road for a good few hundred yards and probably looked left more than 10 times during all of this. Yet I never saw him. It was like a glitch in the matrix. As they say. "He just came out of nowhere". I'm really sorry motorbike man. I've replayed it over and over in my head like a nightmare. For whatever it's worth. It's been a harsh reminder to be extra vigilant at junctions and restored "Think bike!" to forefront of my thoughts whilst driving.