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5. Other--being a passenger with a 16-year-old driving
I was 21--read: young and stupid--and so didn't protest when our friends in a car in front of us started leading us on a wild chase on some country backroads. Yeah, that got me some shattered glass from the windshield in my lap, a mailbox WAY too up-close-and-personal with my face, and then the delayed freakout when I realized we had nearly gone over a cliff. Missed it by THAT much.

Or...watching a minivan full of daycare kids blast through a stop sign and end up in the middle of the intersection, RIGHT where my car was heading. Yeah, THAT was fun. So was turning wildly to miss them, hitting a street sign head on, totaling my car, phking up my knee, hitting the windshield with my head, and blowing half my lower lip off from the impact with the steering wheel. Good times, good times...
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  -what's the scariest thing to happen to YOU while driving? charlie and algernon  Jun-19-09 09:36 AM   #0 
  - Jack knifing semi right in front of me.  ScreamingMeemie   Jun-19-09 09:38 AM   #1 
  - Spinning on diesel in front of a semi on the Interstate at 50mph...  mwooldri   Jun-19-09 08:40 PM   #56 
  - Smelling burnt rubber and then seeing smoke fly out the tailpipe.  raccoon   Jun-19-09 10:17 AM   #2 
  - I spilled beer all over my lap  Symarip   Jun-19-09 10:19 AM   #3 
  - I had my hood fly open while I was driving on the freeway.  eyepaddle   Jun-19-09 10:23 AM   #4 
  - That happened to me, too.  Iggo   Jun-19-09 11:30 AM   #19 
  - Me too  TheCentepedeShoes   Jun-20-09 07:00 PM   #90 
  - Oh, so this was you!  SoxFan   Jun-20-09 07:51 AM   #75 
     - You could sure have fun with that town's name  Inchworm   Jun-20-09 07:55 AM   #76 
        - What happens in Epping, stays in Epping!  SoxFan   Jun-20-09 08:08 AM   #78 
  - Other--being a passenger with a 16-year-old driving  MorningGlow   Jun-19-09 10:25 AM   #5 
  - Probably the time a bee got in my car  Sigh Sister   Jun-19-09 10:26 AM   #6 
  - to many to mention, though soccer moms pulling in front of you  vadawg   Jun-19-09 10:28 AM   #7 
  - sliding on ice pretty much covers it - fortunately i didn't hit anything  tigereye   Jun-19-09 10:51 AM   #8 
  - hydroplaned when taking an exit ramp during a down pour  merh   Jun-19-09 10:55 AM   #9 
  - somehting in my eye was close, but more like something OUT of my eye  Kali   Jun-19-09 11:02 AM   #10 
  - What the hell is that?  mainegreen   Jun-19-09 11:07 AM   #12 
     - heeee  Kali   Jun-19-09 12:22 PM   #24 
  - The hood flying up and wrapping itself around my windshield  FloridaJudy   Jun-19-09 11:04 AM   #11 
  - I was driving in a frickin blizzard...  cherish44   Jun-19-09 11:11 AM   #13 
  - When I hit  bigwillq   Jun-19-09 11:19 AM   #14 
  - I've been lucky.  Arkana   Jun-19-09 11:25 AM   #15 
  - Cops are great for backing you up  charlie and algernon   Jun-19-09 11:29 AM   #18 
  - I dropped by crackpipe while drinking my beer  rcrush   Jun-19-09 11:26 AM   #16 
  - In your defense, they do get quite hot.  Iggo   Jun-19-09 11:30 AM   #20 
     - No I managed to keep from losing all my crack  rcrush   Jun-19-09 11:41 AM   #23 
  - Having a HUGE buck jump directly in front of my car on a foggy highway (at highway speed)  HopeHoops   Jun-19-09 11:28 AM   #17 
  - Sliding on ice into the opposite lane...  Eyerish   Jun-19-09 11:34 AM   #21 
  - Several:  Heidi   Jun-19-09 11:39 AM   #22 
  - I woke up once and didn't know where I was  soleft   Jun-19-09 12:23 PM   #25 
  - Backseat passenger finding and overtly sniffing  LaraMN   Jun-19-09 12:25 PM   #26 
  - I hope your passenger was a dog, the four-legged kind.  Ikonoklast   Jun-19-09 02:23 PM   #29 
  - Imagine being a driver here..  PaddyBlueEyes   Jun-19-09 12:25 PM   #27 
  - I hydroplaned coming off a highway ramp in the rain  Raffi Ella   Jun-19-09 01:18 PM   #28 
  - I can't declare a winner between these three.  MilesColtrane   Jun-19-09 03:04 PM   #30 
  - Spun about 540 on I-79 in traffic  Orrex   Jun-19-09 03:48 PM   #31 
  - Stepping on the brakes and finding out that you don't have any.  Arkansas Granny   Jun-19-09 03:59 PM   #32 
  - Having the car body lift off the ground at 110mph  Throd   Jun-19-09 04:03 PM   #33 
  - Got lost at night in a freeway construction zone  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-19-09 04:05 PM   #34 
  - Falling asleep for three seconds on the interstate.  Starbucks Anarchist   Jun-19-09 04:08 PM   #35 
  - when it suddenly rains so hard a highway becomes a sea of white  Skittles   Jun-19-09 04:29 PM   #36 
  - Defying all laws of probability, I've been in an accident 8 or 9 times.  SteppingRazor   Jun-19-09 04:33 PM   #37 
  - I once got hit by a dog.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jun-19-09 04:35 PM   #38 
  - I hit a fucking bear. Thread over, I win.  Danger Mouse   Jun-19-09 04:42 PM   #39 
  - So you only hit one of the pair?  Rhythm   Jun-19-09 05:18 PM   #45 
     - *snort*  krispos42   Jun-19-09 07:54 PM   #51 
     - Dammit, you beat me to it!  Deja Q   Jun-20-09 06:47 AM   #73 
  - 17  One_Life_To_Give   Jun-19-09 04:54 PM   #40 
  - Side railing, broken loose from accident going the other way, coming through  Moondog   Jun-19-09 04:56 PM   #41 
  - seeing a car coming at me - head on - right before we crashed  nini   Jun-19-09 04:57 PM   #42 
  - oh jesus  JanMichael   Jun-20-09 02:32 PM   #82 
  - My nephew and my godson where in a car in front of me,semi loses control  Swede   Jun-19-09 05:07 PM   #43 
  - A VW microbus crossed the center line and came right at me  rurallib   Jun-19-09 05:12 PM   #44 
  - When I was 17, I drove 50 miles at night while high on LSD  martymar64   Jun-19-09 05:46 PM   #46 
  - Careened off a grassy embankment, missed several large trees  Mr. Ected   Jun-19-09 05:50 PM   #47 
  - Flashing blues in the rearview!  bluedigger   Jun-19-09 06:02 PM   #48 
  - Bridge to nowhere  many a good man   Jun-19-09 07:04 PM   #49 
  - Lucifer? Is that you, honey?  GoddessOfGuinness   Jun-20-09 01:13 AM   #67 
  - Front right tire & rim came off the 45mph...  Adsos Letter   Jun-19-09 07:31 PM   #50 
  - A big 18 wheeler ramming the back of my car at 80 miles an hour  Sisaruus   Jun-19-09 07:59 PM   #52 
  - My friend's new snow tires.  Turbineguy   Jun-19-09 08:24 PM   #53 
  - Sliding upside down and backwards into a phone pole  kwassa   Jun-19-09 08:30 PM   #54 
  - Much younger  sgsmith   Jun-19-09 08:32 PM   #55 
  - Two People nearly pulled right into me.  Hayabusa   Jun-19-09 08:44 PM   #57 
  - I've been hit a few times, had many close calls, but the most frightening was the car load of teens  Blue Diadem   Jun-19-09 09:10 PM   #58 
  - Leader of the pack  many a good man   Jun-19-09 09:12 PM   #59 
  - Driving in a blizzard.  baldguy   Jun-19-09 10:31 PM   #60 
  - I saw sheep  Inchworm   Jun-19-09 10:33 PM   #61 
  - I've had a few but tonight was definitely up there for scariness and freakiness...  grace0418   Jun-19-09 10:36 PM   #62 
  - I've had three separate 180s in my lifetime  MrScorpio   Jun-19-09 10:44 PM   #63 
  - You know those big ole tool boxes that sit in...  Tikki   Jun-19-09 10:44 PM   #64 
  - doing a 360 on a bridge during a snowstorm  tabbycat31   Jun-19-09 10:52 PM   #65 
  - it would either be sliding on ice or slamming on the brakes  OhioBlue   Jun-19-09 11:24 PM   #66 
  - Stopped well behind  LibDemAlways   Jun-20-09 01:18 AM   #68 
  - Deranged sonofabitch played games with me on the road...  GoddessOfGuinness   Jun-20-09 01:33 AM   #69 
  - Pulling into  rrneck   Jun-20-09 01:57 AM   #70 
  - Hitting white out conditions when driving in bad weather.  Pharlo   Jun-20-09 06:43 AM   #71 
  - In those situations, I would:  Deja Q   Jun-20-09 06:46 AM   #72 
  - Spinout on an icy I-495 with an 18 wheeler in an adjacent lane  SoxFan   Jun-20-09 07:44 AM   #74 
  - Hit a moose  mikeargo   Jun-20-09 08:06 AM   #77 
  - ....  semillama   Jun-20-09 01:00 PM   #79 
  - Tornado  nuxvomica   Jun-20-09 02:11 PM   #80 
  - My sister behind the wheel  theNotoriousP.I.G.   Jun-20-09 02:28 PM   #81 
  - Sheet of plywood suddenly appearing right in front of me  seemunkee   Jun-20-09 02:46 PM   #83 
  - Posted at DU June 2, 2006  rocktivity   Jun-20-09 02:49 PM   #84 
  - Wheel coming off a truck going the other way  GCP   Jun-20-09 03:49 PM   #85 
  - Been in 2 accidents involving hydroplaning--almost 20 yrs apart!  pink-o   Jun-20-09 04:02 PM   #86 
  - I left a 12 pack of soda in the car while at work and it exploded on the way home.  Liberal Veteran   Jun-20-09 04:28 PM   #87 
  - Bee-Vision  bookworm65t   Jun-20-09 04:48 PM   #88 
  - Couple come to mind.  dixiegrrrrl   Jun-20-09 05:46 PM   #89 
  - Negotiating  TheCentepedeShoes   Jun-20-09 07:20 PM   #91 
  - Other:  TheKentuckian   Jun-20-09 07:28 PM   #92 

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