Re: "Call to allow motorcyclists to weave at lights"
Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:31 pm
Percrime wrote:zero wrote:The largest category of rear enders for motorcycles, is motorcyclists rear ending other vehicles.
I have never seen that statistic.. never actually seen a motorcycle rear end anything.. tho I have seen video.. but er.. so?
So it means that any rearender statistic concerning motorcycles, and parroted by motorcyclists usually turns up to be half the size it actually is because half the time its the motorcycle running up the rear of the other vehicle.
I have never rearended anyone on a motorcycle (touch wood) I dont see what the hell one type of accident has to do with another at all
Its because the justification for filtering is rear end accidents, but when you pare down all of the rear end accident types to the type that are protected against by filtering, they are rare.
Ignoring the type of vehicle performing the rear ender - the largest category of rear enders is on vehicles turning right. Second largest is turning left. Next is the vehicle trapped directly behind those. None of those are solvable by filtering (ie you can't reliably filter to escape from being behind a stationary vehicle with 60km/hr traffic in the other lane).
Sure you can. You know..you look ahead ... judge the flow of traffic and move appropriately. Its easy enough on a pushy.. its way easier when I can twitch my right wrist and be doing 60
Your observation of forward traffic or of rearward traffic is a trade off, and in my state, indicators are optional, so the first warning you often get that someone directly in front of you wants to turn is the late braking.
zero wrote: Being rear ended behind common garden variety filterable stopped traffic is a relatively minor risk, and the conditions of the traffic someone might filter through has extremely variable safety concerns, as does the issue of having to enter (and thus obstruct) the pedestrian crossing to regain a lane controlling position afterwards.
Are you sure you ride... anything?
Yamaha R1, mtb, roadbike. I don't, and have never had a car drivers licence.