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post #1 of 52 Old 07-18-2016, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
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SMIDSY wouldn't have helped here.

Not even the best SMIDSYing would have helped avoid this mind numbingly stupid sheila.

Idiot takes out two bikes.

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post #2 of 52 Old 07-18-2016, 08:32 AM
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Well....no SMIDSY would not. But, riding at that speed where there is a threat of cross traffic from roads and parking lots is not wise. Lane choice on the left would have been a bit better, but still way too much speed for the conditions present.

You have to ride like there will be a car popping out from behind each of those obstacles(parked cars & trucks) at each opportunity.

Sorry, but those riders made a mistake and it almost got them killed.

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Yes, their lane positioning was bad. I always move around on my lane to whichever position I think will give me the greatest amount of visual exposure and conspicuity.
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It's difficult to imagine how the car driver might have avoided that, apart from waiting for the traffic to clear enough to see oncoming traffic.

The two riders were not riding defensively at all and they were travelling at a fair lick, in the righthand lane where they could neither see nor be seen. The car had to at least put its nose out in order for the driver to see whether or not the lane was clear and that would have pulled them down anyway.
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yeah lane to their left under those conditions would be a better choice and give more time to react from threats coming from their right. glad they survived and hope the car driver faces serious consequences.

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Got to go with Motor7 on this. Almost exactly what happened to me except at a lower speed - Car popped out of a line of traffic right in front of me.

Riders were moving too fast for the circumstances and for their road position. Any cross traffic would have been an isse.
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The driver easily could have nosed out...instead of darting.

Yes left lane positioning would have been better and perhaps less speed but that was a dart by the car driver without regard to traffic and had it been a Mack truck she would be dead.
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There is a chance that somebody waved her through as well. If somebody left a gap and the road was clear they could have done that. The bikes were travelling fairly quickly, and may not have been visible to the "waver" at the time.

Coops.
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Dont know where some of you get the view on speed, the car they passed was doing 35-37 Kph THATS KPH (22 MPH) when they passed it, and they weren't going that much faster than it, still well below the speed limit for the area. Here is a thought, if the car driver can not see, then dont turn. In my part of the world, she is a very clear :turn in the face of oncoming traffic" or "Drive without due care and attention" breach. FFS I really don't get how anyone could think its the riders fault. I also note that the left lane may have had cars parked in it, the road is a clearway in morning and afternoon peak hours but not when the incident occurred.

Certainly it would have helped if the driver had have moved slowly. Point of the matter is - there are stupid drivers everywhere, be aware.
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A result of everyone involved screwing up.
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