Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Adirondacks N.Y. beside Lake George
Avoiding cagers turning left
Does anyone else besides me come in contact with these incompetent drivers.Lately, it has been happening way too often.
Riding the bike at or below the speed limit, and the car just stops short of turning left from a side road right in front of me. Defensive riders can see this as it is unfolding. The car driver looks left, and is then fixated on looking right. We were always taught to look left, right and then left again prior to turning left.
Apparently, this safety measure has been forgotten. I have come to the conclusion that you must assume the car driver will not look left a second time to judge his ability to safely turn left. Lately, I have been slowing down and beeping the horn to get their attention.
What do you do to escape T- boning the driver's side of their car?