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Old 07-07-2016, 12:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As motorcyclists, we’re all too familiar with car drivers merging into our lanes, seemingly blind to the fact we’re occupying the lane they are trying to merge into. But what’s proper etiquette when a two-lane road turns into one? Which order should vehicles in a double-file line let each other into a single-file line? Whatever your answer, it’s probably not what this woman was thinking as she comes from behind this motorcyclist and co-occupies the lane he’s in. He then gets upset, honks the horn a few times, gives the driver a quick lesson in merging, calls her a choice expletive then rides on.

Normally that’s where a story like this would end. Instead, he spots a police officer up ahead, flags him down, and sticks him on the car driver.
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The entire thing is just silly. The rider put himself in more danger by insisting on the right-of-way and then holding his pace when the driver was clearly going to keep going. He then compounds it by rapidly braking to turn right into the lot and finally he speeds behind the officer on a busy roadway as if he's safe as a police officer in the chase.

He acts like a child. He could have been hurt or killed during his antics because during the entire time his focus was no longer on his surroundings. Like a child he fixated on a perceived insult. He fixated on the offending vehicle and driver, then while still in traffic he fixated on a patrol car in a parking lot and continued to fixate on it during his illegal and dangerous speeding session to catch the patrol car.

There's not a single redeeming outcome here. The selfish and childish rider put so many other people at-risk, not just his own skin. I'd have to say the driver was at best not paying attention and at worst a mild road-bully. But the rider was a hundred percent dangerous in his righteous anger. I have to believe he puts himself and others at risk on a regular basis, he's just another road-bully who, in his own mind, got beat to the front of the line. He probably also posts vids where he 'wins' and boasts. Cry baby.
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Old 07-13-2016, 03:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Good way to get himself knocked over if it were some other more aggressive driver. Then, using an absolute poor judgement, he gets in front of her. No way for me. I'm getting as far back as possible.

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Safety wise, some of the dumbest I've seen. Let it go, better to live and ride another day. Educational wise for the driver... Involving the Police have been the only way to get the point across to save a life another day.

Let's just say he got lucky. The driver had a window down and could actually hear him honking. Loud music and a up window would have negated that really quick.
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