Had my first close call today
Was on my out to a buddy's lake property out in tbe boonies for a day of 4 wheelers, jet skis and bbq. Rural county, 2 lane blacktop but no lines on the highways.
I saw there had been a pickup truck behind me for the past few miles (probably 100 yards back), so when it was time to turn off the highway, I made sure to signal early.
I took my time braking for the turnoff onto a side country road, as there's almost always some loose gravel where these roads meet the highway.
Just as I'm starting to make the turn, I hear tires screeching and the pickup's ABS kicking in, so I leaned hard and rolled on the throttle to get out of the way... guy couldn't have missed me by more than a foot, and I managed to make the turn without going in the ditch on the outside of the turn.
So I guess this would be one of those "I didn't see you" moments, despite a clear sunny day, brake and turn signals fully functional, helmet and armored jacket both about half hi-viz yellow...
...glad that at least *I* was paying attention, anyway...