2 cars collision head on

Over a period of four months, I learned to drive. Then I passed the driving test and bought a car. My family and I were thrilled to be mobile but I still was somewhat hesitant each time we ventured out.

Persistence kept me at it even on snow-covered roads. I was succeeding.

Then it happened.

My parking spot is a stall park with neighbours’ cars very close on each side. For several weeks now I have parked there successfully.

And then it happened.

There was snow piled up between our cars. My tire was pushing against a pile of snow as I attempted to get in deeper further back into my spot. My foot needed to go to the gas to get over the snow tuff so I pressed the gas and turned THE STEERING THE WRONG WAY and BANG!

It happened. My first fender bender.

Both cars were scratched. I left my information on the newly banged neighbours windshield.

Please call me. I smacked your car.

My guess was a few hundred dollars to repair the scratch, which I was ok to pay considering my insurance deductible amount is $300. I was ok to pay the repairs and keep my accident away from my insurance coverage.

A few days later I am informed that the neighbour’s damage was quoted at $2600! WOW!

A closer look revealed that my car also had more than a scratch.

Yes Yes I know the rule – Love Your Brake Love Your Brake!

Even though I passed a driver’s test, my learning continues.

Stay alert out there people!


Comments are closed

Cooper Talks Driving...


All materials are copyright protected and cannot be reproduced without the expressed written consent of iHaveEvolved.com Inc.


Materials presented here are for education purposes only referencing two ICBC materials,Tuning Up Drivers Manual, Learn To Drive Right Manual, training material from the 3 week Driving Instructors Licensing Program and amterials from the GLP classroom certificate Program.

IHaveEvolved.com and Todd Cooper are not responsible for any consequences that may result from use of this material. Throughout these posts references are made to acts and regulations that govern driving in British Columbia.

In the event of a difference between the material here and any of these acts or regulations, the acts and regulations shall apply. For specifc help related to these acts please refer to a professional lawyer or a police office.