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Was watching the big rig just miss the cones on the road and i just noticed the Guy holding the stop sign at the last second. Don't know why but i pull off the road onto the shoulder. Not something i would normally due but glad i did and will do from now on. Seconds later a Dodge Pick-Up blows right by me when he was suppose to stop. If i hadn't been on the shoulder of the road. Things would have been very bad for me.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3Ax...SSyPVjUdRIRZdQ

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You weren't supposed to stop at all. There was no reason to have you stop there either. Sign guy on the other shoulder had a slow sign for the opposing traffic only... As far as the Dodge truck was concerned, you're just a motorcyclist that pulled over, so he drove by at a very reasonable pace without any real drama. You finally realized you could ride on once you turned your music off. You need to be more alert and aware, or you will get killed for real with some nice background music.

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Yeah, it's tough love... I'm just looking out for you, buddy. Your riding antics have me very concerned.
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Yeah, it's tough love... I'm just looking out for you, buddy. Your riding antics have me very concerned.
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Shaking my head. Sign guy was on the opposite side of the road.

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I'd have to agree with that sign only applying to the oncoming traffic, and since construction zones tend to be a confluence of the many levels of stupid, I would have been on a much higher level of awareness any way.
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I have to disagree with you. If you noticed the sign guy moved to the middle of the road where he should have been after the truck passed.

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whatever happened, glad you are safe.
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Better safe than squished! Aside from the construction, it looked like a pretty cool road and nice day too..
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One sign is used for both directions of travel only when there is one lane available. Traffic from one direction has to stop to allow traffic from the other direction through, and vise versa. With both lanes allowed to go through, why would the guy stop the traffic except to let a dump truck out, in which case he might have to stop both lanes if the dump truck is taking a left.
Glad you are OK, but that pickup truck did not need to stop.

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almost died is a bit extreme there at most id say i almost got hit by a retard
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One sign is used for both directions of travel only when there is one lane available. Traffic from one direction has to stop to allow traffic from the other direction through, and vise versa. With both lanes allowed to go through, why would the guy stop the traffic except to let a dump truck out, in which case he might have to stop both lanes if the dump truck is taking a left.
Glad you are OK, but that pickup truck did not need to stop.

Not sure...But what you guys couldn't hear on the video was him radioing ahead to let them know the pick-up went through.

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almost died is a bit extreme there at most id say i almost got hit by a retard


"Could Have" If i had not moved to the side and he hit me while i'm at a dead stop and him going let be conservative and say 30mph. What do you think your chances would be??

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I have to disagree with you. If you noticed the sign guy moved to the middle of the road where he should have been after the truck passed.
When he moved to the middle of the road he set up behind you as not to impede
your movement. I would not of stopped.
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I wouldn't have stopped there either. The sign guy should've been in the middle of the road.
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"Could Have" If i had not moved to the side and he hit me while i'm at a dead stop and him going let be conservative and say 30mph. What do you think your chances would be??
i think if you hadnt moved over the guy would have stopped. but regardless glad you DIDNT get hit and alls well that ends well right?. and i have been rear-ended on a bike at a stop and was estimated the driver was going 35-40 mph and yah wasnt fun but am still alive, bike on the other paw is not...
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i think if you hadnt moved over the guy would have stopped. but regardless glad you DIDNT get hit and alls well that ends well right?. and i have been rear-ended on a bike at a stop and was estimated the driver was going 35-40 mph and yah wasnt fun but am still alive, bike on the other paw is not...
I think its every riders nightmare to be hit from behind while stopped.

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I wonder if there's a Dodge truck forum where a guy's posted a dashcam video of a motorcycle pulling over in front of him and he's labeled it something like "Is This Guy Drunk Or High?".

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