Vorpal wrote:Vantage wrote:The 2 above photos were clearly taken at night.
Amazingly, I too can see the pole in both shots, so not invisible as the op suggests.
The OP said it was drizzling, so, it would have been much harder to see anything.
But not invisible.
But even so, I think we've been through this a few times, and we don't need to use any more of this thread to blame the OP for not seeing a sign post that shouldn't have been there in the first place.
Having been dormant for a month, the op decided to reopen the thread, not I nor anyone else.
If the op makes a statement, are the rest of us supposed to accept his view on it and not give an alternative view on the matter? Isn't discussion how forums work?
As mentioned plenty of times already, the only thing that was moving in the incident was the op, not the post and so cannot be held at fault. Posts such as the one mentioned are very common throughout the UK and to crash into one, whether lit up like a christmas tree or hidden like a ninja takes some doing. Whether anyone likes that it is there or not is not the point. The point is that it IS there and clearly NOT hidden from view. The only reason I can think of is if it was raining and the op was wearing glasses/a visor etc which were covered in rain drops which made vision very difficult. Even then, it is the ops responsibility to ensure that he could see ahead and take precautions to avoid crashing into a steel post.
For what it's worth, I crashed into a steel gate across a parking lot at night once when I was about 12 or 13. I very nearly broke my leg and was hobbling around for a month before the pain in my leg eased off.
I didn't see the gate. Why? Because I was too busy messing about with my mates to bother focusing on what was in front of me.
At no time did I consider taking legal action against the council for my injuries. I accepted that the crash was entirely my own fault and took responsibility for my actions.
If I went and blamed other people/organisations for my accidents over the years I'd never be out of court.