near-miss

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The car that was exiting from the petrol bunk didnt bother to check for oncoming traffic. Thankfully I had enough space on my right lane to swerve after gently braking to avoid crashing into this car. The trucks parked on the road completely masked our ability to see each other. I saw him slowly leave the bunk but assumed he would pause and look before he entered the highway.

You’d think that slow speed on rough roads would make it easy to stop if the truck in front of you slowed. This car was tailgating the truck at speeds of about 30-40 KMPH and almost failed to brake on time when the truck abruptly slowed at a bump. You can see the puff of smoke as his wheels lock and the tire skids. I kept a very safe distance and barely needed to slow down for this.