Ah, "we"?????? As in riders??????
Cages do stupid **** and pull out in front of me the same whether I am riding or driving my 6000 lb pickup truck.
People just don't pay attention while driving. Period!
EXACTLY! Though, I'm not sure if it's lack of attention. I've had drivers wanting to pull out from a side street, with plenty of room in front of me to do so, but they wait until I'm right up on 'em to pull out! Drives me crazy! Happens all the time, whether I'm in my car or on the bike. They look right at me! WTF People!!!
By the way, not to start another fight, but I've read countless threads like this where "we" as "bikers" refer to "them" as "cagers". I always wonder, do you guys not drive cars?? Do you not have wives, husbands, friends and/or family that drive cars?
I drive as much, if not more than I ride. Sometimes it's hard to see motorcycles. I've had bikers pull up into my blind spot & stay there. I've also had bikers pass me, pull in front of me, then slow to a nice "cruising" speed. It doesn't bother me one bit to pass him right back.
I guess my point is, I don't think of it as an "us against them" issue. They are us & we, them. We are all drivers on the same road. It's more of an individual vs. individual thing. Some people are thoughtful, respectful & deserve the same in return. Some, not so much...