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Old 11-04-2012, 05:30 AM
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I always watch my six, I always remain in gear till a vehicle is stopped behind me.

Didn't help in my case cuz the guy had been sitting behind me at the light for 2-4 min before he tried to drive through me.

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:48 AM
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I do not filter, but hug the inside edge of the lane pretty closely at stops. I figure that if they do not have time to brake, the second driver instinct will be to swerve to the outside.
Hmmmm ... this is a very good observation and one that I will incorporate in my riding strategies.

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Old 11-04-2012, 09:46 AM
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I also tap my brakes at stops, watch my rear views religiously, leave it in gear and stop to the inside or outside of a lane depending which side I have the most room to split the lane between cars and let the car behind me hit the car in front instead of me. Its saved me once in 45 years of riding from being sandwiched.

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Old 11-04-2012, 10:34 AM
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I do not filter, but hug the inside edge of the lane pretty closely at stops. I figure that if they do not have time to brake, the second driver instinct will be to swerve to the outside.
I remember reading something about this years ago. If I'm not mistaken, it's best to stay to the left (in the U.S.) because drivers will naturally swerve right because of oncoming traffic is on the left.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:12 AM
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I never stop directly behind a car in front of me on the road, I am always on their right or left rear fender, they can see me in their outside mirrors, not sure how that helps me in any way, but I always have an out for the approaching vehicles from behind, yes I get strange looks in the mirror at times.
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Has anyone ever been able to successfully pull away quickly when they saw someone bearing down?
Yes, in my car. Did a full on 380 hp launch from the left lane down into the median/ditch as an idiot in a GM2500 4x4 shot through the space where I had been at 70+. He was so close that I sincerely believe my wife and I would have died on impact, and there was no space for him to stop or evade us without rear ending the right lane driver or going through the ditch into oncoming traffic.
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I do not filter, but hug the inside edge of the lane pretty closely at stops. I figure that if they do not have time to brake, the second driver instinct will be to swerve to the outside.
I like this idea, even though I don't think it would work in my area. A car will just squeeze up next to me even though lane splitting isn't legal here.
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I remember reading something about this years ago. If I'm not mistaken, it's best to stay to the left (in the U.S.) because drivers will naturally swerve right because of oncoming traffic is on the left.
I have done this at 4 way stops and have people pull right up even with me sharing my lane. Really pisses me off!!!
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I have done this at 4 way stops and have people pull right up even with me sharing my lane. Really pisses me off!!!
Times like that is when it is hard to resist kicking their door or busting a mirror off their car.

Even though I always line up on the left or right edge of the car in front of me I've only once had someone pull alongside me in the lane.

Forty odd years of riding using a range of safety tactics and defensive driving/riding has seen me be lucky enough to survive so far.
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Hey ockerstrom,
You have a list of safety tips you can share?
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