BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board
 
Steve Thomas BMW
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-27-2016, 03:13 PM   #1
stvding
Captain
stvding's Avatar
Canada
131
Rep
665
Posts

Drives: 435xi
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Kitchener

iTrader: (0)

Imminent accident avoided?

There was jam in front, actually came to full stop as u can see in the video. The white GLK came in hot. I saw him/her in the mirror, didn't seem like it can stop in time/distance. What do u think? Will I be fine if I didn't pull this stunt? Yeah, I didn't really know how far the car in the lane I cut in was. Actually in the video, she is very close. But , a judgement call is a judgment call, right?
__________________
2010 E90 AW 323i sedan (2013/04-2015/09,Traded in)
2016 F32 EB2 435xi coupe(2015/09-??)
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2016, 03:16 PM   #2
ScottSinger
Colonel
322
Rep
2,097
Posts

Drives: M235i 6spd
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Mid-Atlantic

iTrader: (0)

You did good.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2016, 03:21 PM   #3
1MOREMOD
2016 Track Days - 3| Ridge 1:52:24|Pacific 1:33:30
1MOREMOD's Avatar
United_States
3540
Rep
17,031
Posts

Drives: Race car->
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: check your mirrors

iTrader: (5)

Looked like a non event either way. By the time you switched lanes they were already slowing down
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2016, 03:23 PM   #4
stvding
Captain
stvding's Avatar
Canada
131
Rep
665
Posts

Drives: 435xi
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Kitchener

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1MOREMOD View Post
Looked like a non event either way. By the time you switched lanes they were already slowing down
Video can be quite deceiving in term of speed because of wide angle camera lens.
__________________
2010 E90 AW 323i sedan (2013/04-2015/09,Traded in)
2016 F32 EB2 435xi coupe(2015/09-??)
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2016, 03:38 PM   #5
ScottSinger
Colonel
322
Rep
2,097
Posts

Drives: M235i 6spd
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Mid-Atlantic

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by stvding View Post
Video can be quite deceiving in term of speed because of wide angle camera lens.
Because before you change lanes it looks as though the Mercedes can stop in time, but as you pull some distance after the lane change, the Mercedes looks as though it's still diving as it comes to a stop in the space you would have occupied.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2016, 03:45 PM   #6
stvding
Captain
stvding's Avatar
Canada
131
Rep
665
Posts

Drives: 435xi
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Kitchener

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottSinger View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by stvding View Post
Video can be quite deceiving in term of speed because of wide angle camera lens.
Because before you change lanes it looks as though the Mercedes can stop in time, but as you pull some distance after the lane change, the Mercedes looks as though it's still diving as it comes to a stop in the space you would have occupied.
Mercedes can't react that quickly
__________________
2010 E90 AW 323i sedan (2013/04-2015/09,Traded in)
2016 F32 EB2 435xi coupe(2015/09-??)
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2016, 04:32 PM   #7
Roma_335i
Second Lieutenant
Roma_335i's Avatar
United_States
26
Rep
259
Posts

Drives: 2010 335I
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Minnesota

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by stvding View Post
Mercedes can't react that quickly
Mercedes would of stopped. He/she wouldent hit him.
__________________
JB4 Tune, MHD backend flash
VRSF 7" Intercooler, VRSF DP
AFE DCI
VRSF CP & TIAL 50mm BOV
VTT silicone inlets
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2016, 08:32 PM   #8
Ross61
Private
15
Rep
63
Posts

Drives: 2004 GTO (soon to be an M4)
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: A Place that Begins with "W"

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by stvding View Post
Video can be quite deceiving in term of speed because of wide angle camera lens.
IMO - you were going too fast for the traffic/road conditions (stop and go) and in the process of correcting for the speed vs the stopped traffic ahead of you, you cut-off the van to your right. It just so happens there was a Merc driving like you (too fast) who was behind you.

I suggest putting up the two or three minutes of front and rear video prior to the 12 sec rear video originally posted to give the full story's true perspective.

Last edited by Ross61; 11-27-2016 at 08:37 PM.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2016, 08:36 PM   #9
stvding
Captain
stvding's Avatar
Canada
131
Rep
665
Posts

Drives: 435xi
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Kitchener

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ross61 View Post
IMO - you were going too fast for the traffic/road conditions (stop and go) and in the process of correcting for the speed vs the stopped traffic ahead of you, you cut-off the van to your right. It just so happens there was a Merc driving like you (too fast) who was behind you.


See the front view.
The traffic was not bad until the white Lexus in front of me changed lane and revealed the white VW that came to a complete stop. I slowed down just fine. But GLK didn't.
__________________
2010 E90 AW 323i sedan (2013/04-2015/09,Traded in)
2016 F32 EB2 435xi coupe(2015/09-??)
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2016, 08:36 PM   #10
tuco44
Lieutenant Colonel
tuco44's Avatar
Canada
83
Rep
1,806
Posts

Drives: 2016 340i xDrive MPerf EB
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Western Canada

iTrader: (0)

I think you would have been fine if stayed in your lane. Your "avoidance" move almost caused a collision with the white van. Maybe your speed was excessive?
__________________
2016 340i xDrive MPerf. EBII
Previous BMWs - 18 others since 1971.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2016, 08:37 PM   #11
stvding
Captain
stvding's Avatar
Canada
131
Rep
665
Posts

Drives: 435xi
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Kitchener

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tuco44 View Post
I think you would have been fine if stayed in your lane. Your "avoidance" move almost caused a collision with the white van. Maybe your speed was excessive?
see the front view..
__________________
2010 E90 AW 323i sedan (2013/04-2015/09,Traded in)
2016 F32 EB2 435xi coupe(2015/09-??)
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2016, 08:39 PM   #12
tuco44
Lieutenant Colonel
tuco44's Avatar
Canada
83
Rep
1,806
Posts

Drives: 2016 340i xDrive MPerf EB
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Western Canada

iTrader: (0)

Well, if you had rear-ended the VW in front, you could have been ticketed for following too close. Those split second decisions are tough. All ended OK so be thankful.
__________________
2016 340i xDrive MPerf. EBII
Previous BMWs - 18 others since 1971.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2016, 08:44 PM   #13
///F80M3
Captain
///F80M3's Avatar
314
Rep
871
Posts

Drives: 16 AW M3
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: NYC

iTrader: (0)

You're lucky the other car was able to brake and move in time otherwise u would've been at fault.
__________________
2016 M3
Alpine White / Sakhir Orange
AWE Exhaust (Non-Res)/ CG Precision Valve Control / AFE Drop In Filters / 20% 3M Tint / Blackvue DR650GW-2CH / Escort Redline (Blendmount)

Last edited by ///F80M3; 11-27-2016 at 08:49 PM.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2016, 08:44 PM   #14
stvding
Captain
stvding's Avatar
Canada
131
Rep
665
Posts

Drives: 435xi
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Kitchener

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tuco44 View Post
Well, if you had rear-ended the VW in front, you could have been ticketed for following too close. Those split second decisions are tough. All ended OK so be thankful.
You can see that I did manage to stop about one car length behind VW, right? The speedo one dashcam is not real-time. But you can see I would never rear-end VW if Merc was not there. If I didn't pull this "stunt", Merc would rear-end me by 80% chance at least.
__________________
2010 E90 AW 323i sedan (2013/04-2015/09,Traded in)
2016 F32 EB2 435xi coupe(2015/09-??)
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2016, 08:46 PM   #15
stvding
Captain
stvding's Avatar
Canada
131
Rep
665
Posts

Drives: 435xi
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Kitchener

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ///F80M3 View Post
I would rather get hit than cause a collision trying to avoid an accident. You're lucky the other car was able to brake and move in time otherwise u would've been at fault.
Yeah, should have cut into the carpool lane. That lane was rather open...
__________________
2010 E90 AW 323i sedan (2013/04-2015/09,Traded in)
2016 F32 EB2 435xi coupe(2015/09-??)
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2016, 09:30 PM   #16
MKSixer
Major
2861
Rep
1,312
Posts

Drives: 2015 BMW i8, E63 M6, 328d
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southeast United States

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2016 M4 GTS (Allotted)  [0.00]
2013 BMW 328d  [0.00]
2007 BMW M6  [0.00]
2015 BMW i8  [0.00]
Heads up driving on your part. In the front view video there were lots of cars that stopped short which seems to be the real reason for the necessity of the maneuver.

I'd recommend looking farther up the road. The short stopping was a bit ridiculous.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtodd_fl View Post
Hell, I get random sausage attacks when I go anywhere.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2016, 09:40 PM   #17
stvding
Captain
stvding's Avatar
Canada
131
Rep
665
Posts

Drives: 435xi
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Kitchener

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MKSixer View Post
Heads up driving on your part. In the front view video there were lots of cars that stopped short which seems to be the real reason for the necessity of the maneuver.

I'd recommend looking farther up the road. The short stopping was a bit ridiculous.
Can't seem jam until the lexus changed lane and revealed vw stationary. Look closer
__________________
2010 E90 AW 323i sedan (2013/04-2015/09,Traded in)
2016 F32 EB2 435xi coupe(2015/09-??)
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2016, 09:55 PM   #18
djsaad1
Major
155
Rep
1,092
Posts

Drives: car
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: United States

iTrader: (0)

Merc was coming in fast, but hit the brake pretty hard before you changed lanes, looks like he let go of the brake when you changed lanes. Don't think the Merc would have hit you.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2016, 11:33 PM   #19
Beartato
Lieutenant
Beartato's Avatar
258
Rep
561
Posts

Drives: M235i
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Utah

iTrader: (0)

You did good, I wouldn't dwell on the what ifs.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2016, 11:45 PM   #20
Alvinized52
Stealth Pilot
Alvinized52's Avatar
United_States
381
Rep
1,010
Posts

Drives: 2016 M4 SSII
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2016 BMW M4  [5.00]
My wife says Mercedes drivers cant drive.... I swear i think shes on to something. so,yes... U did good!
__________________
2016 Satin SSII M4 (@Ste4lthedF82)
see my featured mods below...
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1197842
Appreciate 1
      11-27-2016, 11:51 PM   #21
stvding
Captain
stvding's Avatar
Canada
131
Rep
665
Posts

Drives: 435xi
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Kitchener

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beartato View Post
You did good, I wouldn't dwell on the what ifs.
I saw Mercedes closing in fast when I was coming to a stop behind VW. thought about changing lane then but saw cars at my 5 and 7 o'clock so I didn't cut in, hope Mercedes driver would have slowed down in time. Didn't look like the case. So what the fxkk, got the hell out of dodge. Could end up pretty bad hitting the car in my blind spot but luck is with me this time....
__________________
2010 E90 AW 323i sedan (2013/04-2015/09,Traded in)
2016 F32 EB2 435xi coupe(2015/09-??)
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2016, 01:17 AM   #22
tranquility
sportscars only
tranquility's Avatar
Canada
59
Rep
1,702
Posts

Drives: 2011 Z4 sDrive 35i
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

I think the Merc came in hot but most likely would've stopped fine. Like others said, luckily you didn't cause an accident w/ that other vehicle.

I wish I had a rear cam, I avoided something like that but I left a gap in front of me that I quickly sped up to occupy because some idiot was coming in hot also, for sure that guy didn't stop in time as he occupied the space I just vacated after slamming his brake the last moment. Crazy drivers out there.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:48 AM.




m3post
m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST