Motoring Alliance :: MINI Cooper Forums   Motoring Alliance :: MINI Cooper Forums Motoring Alliance :: MINI Cooper Forums
Home

Menu




Notices

Sponsor

» Random Garage
In-car driver... motorcyclist......merging driver?
Nelzie

Nelzie

» Ad Links
» Recent Threads
Go to first new post Word Association
71,231 Replies, 1,320,368 Views
Go to first new post School me on tie rods
17 Replies, 394 Views
Go to first new post What did you do with your MINI today?
13,910 Replies, 765,739 Views
Go to first new post Soooooo Whatcha Eating?
1,506 Replies, 82,675 Views
Go to first new post Added Ceramic Tint Today
19 Replies, 1,020 Views
Go to first new post Sports Car Videos
556 Replies, 83,329 Views
Go to first new post Rally Mini Cooper
742 Replies, 107,594 Views
Go to first new post Help! Shifter or trans?
14 Replies, 335 Views
Go to first new post Aloha from Maui
7 Replies, 482 Views
Go to first new post 2017 - F1
403 Replies, 24,568 Views
Go to first new post Hey yall
5 Replies, 186 Views
Go to first new post Help with R57
3 Replies, 327 Views
Advert

» Ad
Sponsors

Likes Likes:  2
Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 03-19-2017, 01:24 PM #1
ScottinBend's Avatar
ScottinBend ScottinBend is offline
Space Cowboy
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Bend, OR USA
Posts: 8,465
Likes (Given): 2690
Likes (Received): 2372
In-car driver... motorcyclist......merging driver?
ScottinBend ScottinBend is offline
Space Cowboy

ScottinBend's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Bend, OR USA
Posts: 8,465
Likes (Given): 2690
Likes (Received): 2372
In-car driver... motorcyclist......merging driver?
In-car driver... motorcyclist......merging driver?

I say in car driver started this by moving over the yellow line to give room for the cyclist to illegally pass him on the right.
__________________
Never do anything that you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics. ......

If it uses lipstick or a dipstick, it's gonna give you trouble

2004 EB/W R53 with stuff

Last edited by Steve; 03-19-2017 at 10:38 PM. Reason: YT URL fix
ScottinBend is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Unread 03-19-2017, 02:05 PM #2
Dave.0's Avatar
Dave.0 Dave.0 is offline
Helix & RMW Powered
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Burbs of Philly, PA
Posts: 20,395
In-car driver... motorcyclist......merging driver?
Dave.0 Dave.0 is offline
Helix & RMW Powered

Dave.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Burbs of Philly, PA
Posts: 20,395
In-car driver... motorcyclist......merging driver?
Looks like the driver was on the HOV lane with only him in the car.
Biker should know better than to try that move.
Last car driver was just stupid.

In the end they are all at fault.

You can't fix stupid,
__________________



Esoteric Detailing Supplies http://www.esotericcarcare.com/

05 MINI JCW "The Mistress"
RMW Powered, Helix built w/ Meth
Helix: http://store.helix13.com
Greene Performance https://www.greeneperformance.com/co...formance-parts
RMW: http://www.revolutionmini.com
Dave.0 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Unread 03-19-2017, 05:18 PM #3
Crashton's Avatar
Crashton Crashton is offline
Stage 6
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Hooterville Ohio USA
Posts: 17,225
Likes (Given): 9110
Likes (Received): 9275
In-car driver... motorcyclist......merging driver?
Crashton Crashton is offline
Stage 6

Crashton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Hooterville Ohio USA
Posts: 17,225
Likes (Given): 9110
Likes (Received): 9275
In-car driver... motorcyclist......merging driver?
I think there is blame for all. Glad the biker survived this.
__________________
2013 Golf GTI Shultz with clean burn gas engine!
1995 Roadster NOT N MG
2008 R55 SKOOBY Justa Clubster

"If you can't go fast with 90hp, 900hp won't help you...."
Crashton is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Unread 03-19-2017, 06:38 PM #4
minirab minirab is offline
Stage 4
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hagerstown, Md.
Posts: 2,841
Likes (Given): 2046
Likes (Received): 806
minirab minirab is offline
Stage 4
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hagerstown, Md.
Posts: 2,841
Likes (Given): 2046
Likes (Received): 806
I blame the classical music.
minirab is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Dave.0 liked this post
Unread 03-19-2017, 10:51 PM #5
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Library Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 11,842
Likes (Given): 957
Likes (Received): 3483
In-car driver... motorcyclist......merging driver?
Steve Steve is offline
Library Moderator
Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 11,842
Likes (Given): 957
Likes (Received): 3483
In-car driver... motorcyclist......merging driver?
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottinBend View Post
I say in car driver started this ...
A chain of events always starts somewhere.

If his poor decision hadn't enabled the biker to act on his poor decision, the biker wouldn't have smashed into the car piloted by the person who made poor decision #3.

So, yes, he started it...but he didn't cause it all by himself.
__________________
"Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers." ~Colin McRae
Steve is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Unread 03-20-2017, 05:10 AM #6
rkw rkw is offline
Stage 4
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,184
Likes (Given): 43
Likes (Received): 521
rkw rkw is offline
Stage 4
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,184
Likes (Given): 43
Likes (Received): 521
Hard to say who really started it without the rear view. My guess is that the biker had been gaining fast on the car and once behind began to push through, splitting lanes, and the driver was uncomfortable with how close he was and moved over. Just speculating.

In the end, the law and insurance will place the blame on the last driver.
rkw is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Dave.0 liked this post
Unread 03-20-2017, 11:12 AM #7
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Library Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 11,842
Likes (Given): 957
Likes (Received): 3483
In-car driver... motorcyclist......merging driver?
Steve Steve is offline
Library Moderator
Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 11,842
Likes (Given): 957
Likes (Received): 3483
In-car driver... motorcyclist......merging driver?
Good point rkw.

I wonder whether it's typical in CA to move over to give room to lane splitting bikers. Pretty sure it's not on the list of guidelines published when they made splitting legal.
__________________
"Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers." ~Colin McRae
Steve is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Unread 03-20-2017, 11:23 AM #8
minirab minirab is offline
Stage 4
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hagerstown, Md.
Posts: 2,841
Likes (Given): 2046
Likes (Received): 806
minirab minirab is offline
Stage 4
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hagerstown, Md.
Posts: 2,841
Likes (Given): 2046
Likes (Received): 806
Lane splitting is legal in Ca., I ride 4-5 times a week and even if it was legal in Md. I would never do it.
minirab is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Unread 03-20-2017, 12:31 PM #9
rkw rkw is offline
Stage 4
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,184
Likes (Given): 43
Likes (Received): 521
rkw rkw is offline
Stage 4
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,184
Likes (Given): 43
Likes (Received): 521
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
I wonder whether it's typical in CA to move over to give room to lane splitting bikers.
No, it isn't typical. In this case, it doesn't look like usual lane splitting (between two lanes of slow moving traffic), more like using lane splitting as an excuse to pass on the right.
rkw is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Unread 03-20-2017, 01:30 PM #10
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Library Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 11,842
Likes (Given): 957
Likes (Received): 3483
In-car driver... motorcyclist......merging driver?
Steve Steve is offline
Library Moderator
Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 11,842
Likes (Given): 957
Likes (Received): 3483
In-car driver... motorcyclist......merging driver?
You're always going to be passing on the right of one lane if you're splitting - left of one, right of another - otherwise you're passing on the shoulder. Or is that considered splitting as well? Serious question, I have no idea, just assumed using the shoulder is always illegal except in an emergency so not an option for splitting.

You hit it on the head anyway with "between two lanes of slow moving traffic". Traffic in the HOV lane was moving quickly outright plus considerably faster than the lane to the right; not legal splitting given the circumstances...assuming I understand the rules.
__________________
"Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers." ~Colin McRae
Steve is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
cyclist, driver, give, illegally, room

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin; Version - A Very Customized 3.8.2
Copyright ©2009 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Clubs, Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.4.1 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Motoring Alliance is an independently operated web site supporting MINI owners and enthusiasts worldwide. All original artwork and design is Copyright © 2009 - 2016 Motoring Alliance.
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO