Was driving quite fast along the East Coast Highway when it happened.
At a stretch not far from the Maran interchange, I decided to slow down a bit.
I was tired.
Was doing between 140 and 150 km per hour.
I just let go off the accelerator and eased into the left lane.
The car was slowing down but still going about 120 and 130 km per hour when I realised there was a huge trailer in front of me.
My bad eyesight must be worse now that I only noticed the trailer just about 100 meters away.
Of course it was dark.
The trailer was crawling at very low speed and looked almost as if it was at a standstill.
My reflex instantly told my brain that it was too close and if I brake, I would still smash into the back of the trailer.
I swerved to the right lane but because the car was still going quite fast, I had to immediately correct it's direction so not to smash into the rail-guard of the divider.
To my horror, I over-corrected and the car started to veer towards the trailer again.
I instinctively applied the break and swung the steering back slightly to the right.
I missed the trailer by mere few centimeters, I think.
If I had smashed into the trailer, this blog would most probably soon be listed under Rocky's R.I.P section of his blog roll.
It was all really very scary.
After calming down, I told myself that I need to be more careful.
Shouldn't drove that fast, especially with my bad eyesight.
Reminded myself to slow down from then on.
Speed kills, okay.
Just resting today at this peaceful place of my good friend.
Maybe I'll go to the nearby beach later.
For the moment, I just want to advise you all and especially myself not to drive too fast.
Take it easy guys.
For entertainment, here's a song, the autistic son of my friend keeps singing,
The boy lives in his own world but he seems to love Green Day very much.