Close Call...

Happy Grumpz

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On Friday morning (silly o'clock) I head off upto the Cairngorms for some wildlife photography.

Driving past Aviemore this happens...

20171208_075102_EF by Matt Smith, on Flickr

Thankfully no Deer were harmed unlike my boxer shorts that will never be the same again :tearsofjoy:
 

holly35

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Not sure what happened either?
 

Happy Grumpz

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Not sure what happened either?

Click on the image and it'll play a video.

in the 1st 10 second 2 Deer walked out in the road leaving me nowhere to go. I somehow missed them and I'm still not sure how lol
 

cuke2u

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Click on the image and it'll play a video.

in the 1st 10 second 2 Deer walked out in the road leaving me nowhere to go. I somehow missed them and I'm still not sure how lol
It asks for a yahoo acount sign in when I click on it..
 

Happy Grumpz

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Sorry, I forget that not everyone has a Flickr account

 

NickGun

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Sorry, I forget that not everyone has a Flickr account


Jeez that could have been very bad, one of those moments when it's just not your time to have an accident even though in the middle of it that seems an inevitability, a friend of mine had a similar experience but ended up hitting 2 deer, rolling the car, writing it off and 2 weeks in hospital with a broken leg, wrist, ribs and very many bruises.

Hope you changed your underwear and bought a lottery ticket afterwards.
 

RaZ A4

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Did Pre-sense ping or brake?
 

cuke2u

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I'd be surprised if it didn't, unless it was turned off for the snowy conditions interfering with it...
 

Happy Grumpz

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Did Pre-sense ping or brake?

Nope it didn't kick in as I actually started to brake as soon as I saw them, the road was so full of snow and the ABS just kicked in making it pretty hard to stop even with winter tyres.
 

SRB93

S5 B9 Coupe - Glacier White
Had my pre sense kick in on saturday when a parking attendant decided to walk in front of my car... :racer:
 

RaZ A4

RaZ A4
Had my pre sense kick in on saturday when a parking attendant decided to walk in front of my car... :racer:

Did it actually stop the car, mine has dinged and pumped the brakes but I have never had the courage not to brake so was wondering :blackrs4:
 

NeilHD

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Damn that was close!

I remember years ago a friend of mine (in a Austin Metro, so many years ago now...) was driving with me in the passenger seat when a massive adult and a much smaller (presumably infant) deer ran out in front. He just about had time to pick one to hit, and hit the baby. Did a ton of damage to the car. Killed the deer. Scared the crap out of our other mate who was asleep in the back :D
 

Happy Grumpz

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Nickfrog

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****, that was close. There would have been serious damage to the car too, what with the crumple zone.
 

cuke2u

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Well it didn't happen so, carry on regardless ;-)
 

Cloud Guy

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Yikes!!! I had to change my pants after watching the video let alone being the driver. You (and the deer) did well to come away unharmed.
 

Fridarey

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Great vid, a really good wake-up call on staying alert!

Years ago I finished a job at the Talisker distillery on Skye about midnight and drove home to Aberdeen. Passing Balmacara I came round a corner at about 65 to meet an adult stag standing stock still in the road staring at me while his womenfolk passed safely behind him. I'm glad I was wide awake, and doubly glad I wasn't in the snow like you were! Nice job.
 

blackb9er

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Wow! Close call. Just the thought of being stranded out there whilst you wait for a tow truck gives me shivers. Luckily it wasn't your time :)


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Headzup

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Do you have the Audi Pre-Sense and if so did it react?
Also good quality ‘video’ - which dashcam is that?
 

Happy Grumpz

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Pre sense didn’t kick in as I reacted as soon as I saw them.

The dash cam is a Blackvue DR750S
 

cuke2u

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A man who beat the pre-sense, well done...
 
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