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By _whyy_mee - / Thursday 2 July 2015 18:00 / United States - Pittsburgh
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  mds9986  |  24

I'm not going to skirt around this issue. Turning a blind corner at 35mph IS reckless driving. If you think it isn't, you're a fool. Having to slam the breaks for anything means you weren't being careful enough. You're giving people the idea that this is ok to do and if someone happens to be around the corner and gets hurt, it's their fault? No.

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  Yazoo77  |  16

My understanding of the FML was that she was stopped in the middle of the road, not the curve, so, that means that OP could have increased their speed after the curve.

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  mds9986  |  24

If it was after the curve, and the neighbor was stopped in the middle of the road, why would OP speed up if the stopped car was visible after Turing the blind curve?

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  mds9986  |  24

Obviously the car is visible AFTER turning. Maybe you should read it again? The FML clearly states the neighbor was stopped and OP went too fast around a corner she couldn't see around until it was too late.

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  DoomSkuller  |  28

I agree on mds on this one. Assuming OP was on normal roads, speed limit is likely 35 or 40, and going normal speed limit on a turn is careless. One should slow down a good deal on turns, especially on blind turns.

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  ChristianH39  |  30

While i agree that its always wise to slow down going through any turn you can't see around, being stopped in the middle of the road in one is both asking and deserving to get creamed IMO.

By  mds9986  |  24

Turning a blind corner at 35mph isn't really smart in the first place.

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  Devtyro  |  14

I live in Ohio, most corners are "blind corners" because there's tress EVERYWHERE. should I slow down from 45 to 10? That's more likely to cause an accident.

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  mds9986  |  24

39 - if you hit somebody coming around a corner at that speed, it's your fault. So, go ahead and hurt someone because you don't want to slow down.

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  littleking94  |  14

Yeah you do. You dont slow way down just to turn a corner. 35 is slow and gives someone enough reaction time to brake, and that's what op did. For example who turns a corner at 20 mph when there's no signs suggesting to do so. Do you even drive?

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  mds9986  |  24

58 - that's what break lights and signaling are for. You really don't know what you are talking about at all. Do you really think I meant to go from 35 to zero in a second without signaling? Wow.

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  tantanpanda  |  26

curve* most "blind" curves are 20 mph max. you usually brake to 20 while following the curve and you accelerate back to the speed limit once you can see the road again. some roads with less curvature don't require you to slow down, but those aren't exactly what you would call "blind curves". If it's truly a blind curve, it's a ydi, but since I wasn't there, I can't really give a good assessment of whether OP deserves it or not.

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  Gaernem  |  17

I guess it depends where you are, but when i lived in New York blind curves were sometimes 45mph. That's in an area where the normal speed limit was 55mph.

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