I never told my parents what happened when I was 13 years old and late for school after going home for lunch. I bombed down the Barkers Butts Lane hill on my bike in the rain and failed to stop when the traffic lights changed to red. My brakes failed to bite on my wet steel wheel rims and I very nearly got squashed between vehicles crossing both ways in front of me!
This is bad, wasn't going to post it but as everyone is being so candid......Knocked over a blind man in a village, no one else around, no cars, he just stepped out in front of me. Still not good, blame myself should have been more alert. Def' need more lerts