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avon
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« on: July 03, 2008, 04:47:07 PM »

….and I’m still in a bit of a shock as it happened right next to me.

T-Junction waiting to turn left with an obvious and marked learner driver vehicle in front of me. She stall’s the vehicle and I patiently await my turn to get going. Guy in the Rav4 behind me decides he really needs to get home two seconds earlier and goes past me and the learner through the stop, without looking in his rear mirror; he hits the Vara that decided to go past all three of us!!!!

I got unto the pavement, which incidentally I could have done earlier quite easily if I wanted to get home two seconds earlier, parked the RT and then had the rather sad and terrible experience of singlehandedly picking up a Vara from a guy’s broken ankle. Adrenaline does strange things even to older bodies I guess. I know at some stage I used the word “ag sh1t no man”, and the @sshole in the Rav had the audacity to tell me not to use such foul language……….

Both of them were in the wrong - Classic “I did not see you” excuse as usual……For the life of me I cannot understand why any biker can even think about moving into the so-called “death zone” next to a vehicle without ensuring that the driver knows about your presence.
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008, 10:48:40 PM »

Shit that is not good ... but I am glad you are ok.

Yep I see many bikers do silly things and they do it in blind faith that drivers WILL or SHOULD see them.

PS ... and where are the photies Smiley
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roan
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2008, 08:02:35 AM »

Avon

I believe the biggest problem with biker safety on the road is visibility.

This is a good example of just that, we should never assume that a fellow road user is seeing us, we should make SURE they see us before we do anything.
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Captain Slow
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008, 11:21:51 AM »

Jikes glad you are okay
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