feel free to go to the youtube site to add to the growing list of comments rightfully roasting this idiot.
what i always look for is when a car is getting ready to turn left from a right side street and the car to the right side of him ( the car you don't see ) turns right and you have to brake hard to keep from rear ending him.When you are in the right lane passing cars in the left lane you better be going slow and covering your brakes, because ^this happens all the time.
If the left lane is stopped, and a car is stopped short, then you know someone is squeezing through that space.
I noticed when I use to commute on a bicycle, and now on my MC, some people, when they start wearing a camera all the time, are just DYING for someone to do something so they can run home and post it on you tube.
Does youtube really pay that much money that people are willing to turn themselves into 12 year old girls?!
The other situation I see frequently where I live, there are a lot of two lane streets that become four at an intersection, with the intent the right lane will turn at the corner, but its not required turn only lane.
It sets up the situation, a few cars are stopped in the middle lane at a red light, and just as it turns green someone flys through in the right lane
without slowing down
without making sure no one is in the cross walk
without making sure cars on the cross street are not still coming
without making sure oncoming traffic is not being blinked through to turn left.
Its a total setup for a full speed tee bone, or a head on.
Since I started riding I actually look for these set-up situations and expect them.
And because of that she honestly felt she was justified to ram her car into the back of your motorcycle? I would of been temped to call the police right then and there....She was mad we did not all stop individually and put our foot down as a legal stop.
I think you meant Truck, not Trunk. But yes a very good point, As a rider we need to expect the unexpected and never assume other drivers are looking out for us whether in a car or on a bike.There was no one in the trunk. Driver didnt set the eBrake and it rolled out into the street.
According to that story the bike rider plowed into the back of the Semi that was just going way too fast..... Probably well above the speed limit.
I have to disagree with you here. The jeep driver saw that the cars in front of him were stopped, so as a courtesy, he left space for the lady to turn. Yes, he could have pulled up and blocked the entrance but that is not necessary since he could only have gone about one car length. The biker is clearly at fault for numerous reasons. 1. It 'appears' he is traveling faster than reasonable for the situation (stopped traffic in front of him), 2.) Panicking when he thought the lady was going to complete her turn and 3.) makeing a total a$$ of himself by chasing her down. She shoulda popped a cap... well, I digress.While there is no reason ever to do what the biker did after then "event" or really "non-event" happened.... I have a different view on this.
The Red Jeep Cherokee is primarily at fault. Why? They gave up their right of way. This is a big pet peeve of mine and I see it all the time. Some driver thinks they are being nice and they stop in the middle of a lane with a bunch of space in front of them and allow other cars to turn in front of them into a blind zone. This happens at an area where people turn across traffic into a shopping center by my home all the time.
UNLESS the road is painted with a "DO NOT BLOCK" message on the ground, the road planners decided it was too dangerous to leave that section open and intend for cars to fill the gaps up and the person wanting to turn will just need to be patient or find a different route to where they are going.
Next the Driver of the car is second most at fault for trusting the Red Cherokee and moving into the turn without being able to see far enough down the road to make a safe turn.
Thirdly the biker should of been paying more attention, I tell everyone who thinks I am being dangerous by riding a motorcycle to work and back that I must at all times be responsible for my own safety.
In the end all three are at fault, but the blame should go in the order presented above IMO.
I try to be reasonable when discussing things online, but in this case you are wrong. The jeep driver gave up his right of way, which is very dangerous and not just for motorcycle riders.I have to disagree with you here. The jeep driver saw that the cars in front of him were stopped, so as a courtesy, he left space for the lady to turn.
When turning left at an intersection, you must yield to oncoming traffic.
Agree with everything you say here. It is not about one driver being a jerk and "not letting someone out" it is about self preservation and the safety of others around you.Hinson, while the rider was not doing his job as a rider, no one should let people out. I have worked waaaayyyy to many wrecks where the driver said "he/she was letting me out I thought it was clear. About 80% of those happened on a multi lane highway. You do not know what the other driver is doing. They may look like they are going right out of a turn so you let them in front of you, next thing you know they are booking a left. It is not an asshole thing not to let someone out. It is self preservation. Now while riding/driving down the road I see someone put on their turn signal for my lane and it is safe to do so I will let them over because at that point I have control of how close to them I am even if they are getting over to make a sudden turn. Even if I am on a road and someone looks like they want to turn into a driveway I am near I will not give them clearance. How do I know they are not trying to bust a U-Turn so now they are less visible to the traffic coming from the other way due to less of their vehicle in the lane, or they look like they pull into the driveway then finish their U-Turn as I start forward thinking they are pulling into the driveway. Just my .02