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The rider was very lucky to walk away from that. It could have been a lot worse.

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Hope he hired a lawyer, she shouldn't be driving.

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to heck with a lawyer... I would fly into a blind rage and throw the driver into oncoming traffic....reduce the surplus population!


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I am in the habit of always flashing my brake lights five or six times for the benefit of the car behind me before actually slowing in traffic. Hope it helps avoid this scenario.
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That guy must have reflexes like a cat. He didn't even fall down. The poor lady felt horrible. Come on guys, it's not like she did it on purpose. Hopefully he got a new bike out of the deal.
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I wonder why the 2 cars in front of him stopped all of a sudden?
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I had a car drive up on my back wheel once. Nowhere near like the video above, though. My bike fell over right out from under me, & I was left standing there feeling awkward & confused. The lady who hit me said she miss judged the stopping distance. Luckily I was riding an older yamaha XT350, and it wasn't hurt at all, nor was I. I just picked it up, kicked it over & it started right up, and off I went.



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If you take a look just as she is getting out, it looks like she is putting something in her pocket...dollars to donuts its the cell phone she was chatting on seconds before...

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It can also help to leave a car length or two in front of your bike and the car in front of you, allowing some room to roll forward to avoid being hit from behind. And worse case scenario, you only get hit from behind and not crushed between two cars.
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Watch the tail light on the SUV in front of him. The impact seems to have repaired the functionality of the right brake light!

Also, This is another reason I installed the Back Off Brake Light Flasher.
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It can also help to leave a car length or two in front of your bike and the car in front of you, allowing some room to roll forward to avoid being hit from behind. And worse case scenario, you only get hit from behind and not crushed between two cars.
BINGO!!! and for better reasons than having an escape route from the inevitable distracted motorist....Bike or Car.
3am in the morning, 17 hour shift, over-tired and guard down,
Got trapped at a light between two bad guys cars...I never want to feel the barrel of a snub-nose 38 at my temple again....once is enough THVM.

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This guy is a cat!
I want to lend on my feet like that every time I get off the bike.


This is also a reminder that no matter how experienced and careful rider is, someone/somewhere is going to try to kill you.
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to heck with a lawyer... I would fly into a blind rage and throw the driver into oncoming traffic....reduce the surplus population!


One thinks that but...

I was once cut off by a nice, blonde, middle-age woman and went over the bars and hit her car with my head.
Got up immediately and stormed to kill the driver with my hands but then a stunned and confused woman got out and the rage subsided to a bit of yelling.
What was done was done.
It was absolutely her fault but she was so out of it that she could not comprehend that she nearly killed me. She kept complaining over a ding my head made in her Opel Corsa's door.

After 2 hours of police procedures and waiting for tow-truck it finally downed on her that I may be injured from the head blow - and she was a neurologist.


You can't get made at such people.
But you sure as hell can forbid them to ever operate a motorized vehicle.

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Leaving room between you & the car ahead is good but itís better to stop offset to one side or the other so that you have a clear route to accelerate... or at least get pushed through.
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Leaving room between you & the car ahead is good but itís better to stop offset to one side or the other so that you have a clear route to accelerate... or at least get pushed through.
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Both = even better!
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I was once cut off by a nice, blonde, middle-age woman and went over the bars and hit her car with my head.
Got up immediately and stormed to kill the driver with my hands but then a stunned and confused woman got out and the rage subsided to a bit of yelling.
What was done was done.
It was absolutely her fault but she was so out of it that she could not comprehend that she nearly killed me. She kept complaining over a ding my head made in her Opel Corsa's door.

After 2 hours of police procedures and waiting for tow-truck it finally downed on her that I may be injured from the head blow - and she was a neurologist.


You can't get made at such people.
But you sure as hell can forbid them to ever operate a motorized vehicle.
I can sure get mad at them. It's one thing to make an honest mistake, no matter how unfortunate, but to then prattle on about her car's door is inexcusable. I'm from the school of "if you want to cry, I'll give you something to cry about" in those situations.

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I am in the habit of always flashing my brake lights five or six times for the benefit of the car behind me before actually slowing in traffic. Hope it helps avoid this scenario.
This trick has saved me at least two times from being rear-ended.
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