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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Life in US: I survived from a tire problem of my car

After having a wonderful time at Virginia Beach, my family also visited Williamsburg, which was our former president's first stop when Jiang Zemin, the president had his first formal visit to US. Williamsburg actually impressed me a lot for the classical buildings and the way of clothing at colonial time... ...

When we left williamsburg, it was about twelve. We were hungry, and wanted to drive off the highway to find a place to have lunch. My car was slowing down at a ramp since I did not apply gas I did this as usual as long as the ramp is straight long and there is no limit of speed. However, when I was close the local driveway, I felt the car was too fast, so I braked. Suddenly the car was out of control to the right and there was a pole right there. To avoid hitting it, I turned the steering wheel all the way to the left, it applied too much. The car turned around at a high speed first to the opposite way of the local driveway, then the opposite way of the ramp. Fortunately, there were cars running far away from me... ... so dangerous... ... I almost ran into a serious accident!

My wife, sitting at the front passenger seat, was scared crying out. When I finally parked my car at a gas station, I found out the right two tyres had very low air pressure!!

Life in US: How to avoid a tailgate accident?

I had two tailgate accidents in a month. Fortunately, my car only had minor damages. Nothing bad.

One raining day when I was heading a cross, the light turned yellow. I stopped and felt I was pushed by someone. When I check my rear mirror, a truck was just backing from my car.

I stopped and got down to check possible damage. Noting except some scratches. I pardoned the guy, who was about in his sixties.

Another day, I was driving to a farm. When I made signal to turn left and slowed down, my car was jumping ahead heavily. It was shock to me and my family. After stopping, I checked my car "carefully", but did not find any damages. God bless. The lady who pushed my car,also in her late fifties, was so scared that she put her hand on her heart and was hard to breathe...

I let her go and afterwards I found my rear bumper sank. My daughter, who was seated in the back, felt uncomfortable...but not serious, Thank God.

Is it wise to take done her driver's license and phone number?