Today on the 101 I was riding and saw a lane splitter almost get hit by a Jaguar that changes lanes without looking and without indicating.
The motorcyclist was needlessly lane splitting as the traffic was going at about 45/50mph, so not much to gain lane splitting.
He also stayed in a lane splitting position despite having heaps of room in a clear lane to his right. He also made the mistake of continuing to lane split under an overpass where he was hidden by the shade while the driver that was infront of him had just transitioned from full shade to direct sunlight.
I caught it with my 4 camera setup. 3 cameras saw it. It's interesting because the 3 cameras tell the whole situation more clearly.
The car driver was a total ass. Turned quickly without indicating or looking despite the cars infront in his lane slowing quite quickly.
The Motorcyclist was also wearing a stuffed backpack. Even a minor fall with a stuffed backpack can be terrible for the neck. Land flat on your back and it's devastating whiplash.
And that was just one of two close calls.
On a surface street I was squeezed by a mini van that invaded my lane.
What is worse nothing would stop her and I had a car right up behind me.
Another bit of fun and games .... a lady merging onto the freeway with no indicator and cars infront of her still merging.... she merges ... straight over two lanes cutting of several cars...... all while putting lipstick on.
The next gem was a Hollywood tour bus stopped in lane on a curve to show the passengers the view. Road has one lane in each direction and double yellow line. Almost hit by a big contractors truck that came around the curve, but he had to evade by passing..... I had to trim the hedge to my right
Stupid tour bus (no roof van) driver.
The tour van passengers were pissed when they realized they were sitting ducks!
I'm planting a camera there for a day next week to see how often they stop there. There are many view points on that road that are perfectly safe.