evasive action

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Synonyms for evasive action

an action aimed at evading an opponent

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| A 43-year-old man has appeared in court after admitting walking in the middle of the A75 causing other road users to take evasive action to avoid colliding with him.
"However, this does not excuse his behaviour and I have no doubt that the consequences of his actions would have been far worse had it not been for other motorists taking evasive action."
Boyle had also failed to maintain a proper lookout and had entered the opposing carriageway to overtake a vehicle causing it to take evasive action.
Nobody was injured, and it wasn't immediately clear how close the aircraft got to each other, and whether a collision would have occurred had the pilots not taken the evasive action.
Cairns also"repeatedly failed to signal", failed to "adhere to road markings"or slow his car for hazards and caused a pedestrian to"take evasive action to avoid being hit"by his vehicle.
On Twitter, the force said: "A police BMW sustained minor damage while taking evasive action when a small orange car driven by an elderly male failed to stop at junction six on the A483 Gresford Roundabout at 12.20pm."
The court heard the succession of vehicles which had to take evasive action included a bus trying to overtake a truck.
Drivers were forced to take evasive action as Toni Steadman sped towards them on the wrong side of the road, reaching speeds of 60mph, mounting the pavement and ignoring red traffic lights.
"Motorists need to be aware that even the smallest defect to your vehicle could have a huge impact if you need to stop suddenly or take evasive action on the road."
The Flybe flight, from Dusseldorf in Germany, came into land at Birmingham in blustery conditions last Saturday and the pilot had to take evasive action because of a steering malfunction.
Then in his final heat, he was forced to take evasive action to avoid an out-of-control rival, scuppering a semifinal appearance.
"One can only imagine the horror that must have been present for the other driver when confronted with your vehicle travelling in the opposite direction on the same carriageway as her when you continued to speed without taking evasive action.
No one was injured in the "near miss" after the pilots took evasive action.
I seem to spend a lot of time as a motorist either taking evasive action or watching open-mouthed as yet another cyclist takes their life in their hands.