The above photos were shot about 1 hour into my dreadful 2 hour drive to go from Anaheim to my house in Lake Elsinore. But that’s not important.
I’m fine, it was at low speed. I was **rammed** from the back hard enough to force me into the back of the car in front of me. I was stopped when it happened, the girl driving the Honda behind got a little ancy I suppose. Like I said, I’m fine, the car, short of a little body damage, is also fine.
But that is not important either.
I’ve been driving for the last 26 years. Since 1995, I have logged over 500k miles. Never once since 1995 was I in any kind of accident, hit or had damage done to my car by something that happened while on the road.
Until 2 years ago when I was rear-ended for the first time, EVER! And then it happen again tonight. Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot, over.
I’m a hyper-defensive driver. I am always checking my mirrors. Always leaving at least 1/2 car length between myself and any car stopped in front of me. Foot always hovers over the brake while stopped. These 2 accidents were not my fault.
I pose this question to the fine dbmini.us audience: Has the quality of the driver lowered _that_ much or is the MINI, still, so unique that it captivates people to the point of not paying attention. My guess is #1.
I really wanted to play the car insurance shuffle next week too. No, really.