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Got rear ended today in my car today

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I was rear ended today in a four car pileup luckily I was in my car. I still have a stiff neck tonight and some upper back and shouldr pain. After the accident and seeing the damage I shutter to think what would have happened if I was on a bike. The driver that plowed everybody never hit his brakes when the traffic stopped. Damage to my car was not to bad as I was the front car but the impact of the first car's front end and back end of the second car was ugly. Totaled the first car for sure. All the air bags deplored including the side curtains. All the cars were towed except mine.

Since I have been shopping for a new helmet I had come across one called Reevu. Apparently this helmet has some sort of optic system that allows you to see behind you. I was looking for a modular or full face with a flip down sun visor. After today my priorities have changed and am seriously thinking this is my new helmet. Here are few links. Sample videos of what the rear view image looks like can be found on you tube. It's a little goofy looking on the rear but I would rather have chance on seeing a potential impact and becoming a hood ornament.


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I always check my mirrors. You never know what could be behind you. A few weeks ago a guy from Maine was riding through a town just north of me. He was doing 55 mph(estimated by police) when a car hit him from the rear. The bike was pushed over a hundred feet. The rider fell off and was run over by the car. The car kept going with a flat tire from running over the bike and the rider. The car was tracked to the owners house and they were arrested. The car occupants were huffing prior to the accident. Just shows that you need to be aware even while you are at cruising speed. I hope they fry those little f#$%ers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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