advice after a major incident

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Re: advice after a major incident

Postby ironhanglider » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:28 pm

Scintilla wrote:OWN your lane!! The road rules across Australia are very clear that you are NOT required to keep to the left on any multi-lane road with a speed limit of 80 kmh or less.


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BTW, IF the truck driver's account was correct and you hit the rear of his truck....... how did he know that there had been a collision :?: :?:


And why didn't you change lanes to overtake? On second thought why were you travelling at 80km/h? :twisted:

If the truckie saw you get hit then that would suggest he was watching you in his mirror, which prompts me to ask why would he do that? One explanation would be that he knew that he was too close, certainly less than the 1.5m.

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Re: advice after a major incident

Postby human909 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:32 pm

Scintilla wrote:OWN your lane!!


I completely agree. But sometimes easier said than done.

Time and time again we are being browbeaten into hugging the gutter and riding single file. This includes people on this forum, police, road authorities and even some cycling advocacy groups. (SCA)

Not to forget all the hatred in the media and on the roads. Motorists honking, abusing or threatening you if you have the temerity of riding in a lane of traffic. It is ever present and happens all the time.

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Re: advice after a major incident

Postby Scintilla » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:50 pm

Over the years (and increasingly so) I have found that in all sorts of situations, it is most often the safest thing to do to Ride Wider; Stay Safer! By doing this, riding centre of the lane, in heavy traffic areas, constrained lanes, and even on 70 kmh roads, the following traffic sees that they have no room to share a lane, and they..... change lane to pass.

I almost NEVER get any aggro or abuse.

Simple really. What they would do for any other slow-moving vehicle.

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Re: advice after a major incident

Postby familyguy » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:45 pm

Scintilla wrote:BTW, IF the truck driver's account was correct and you hit the rear of his truck....... how did he know that there had been a collision :?: :?:


^This. Something irked me about your description, too. When I read this just now I realised that was it. Unless someone drove after him, stopped him and told him, he must have been checking his mirror. As often happens, someone claims they didnt see you, close shaves you, but clearly sees you give them the finger or an angry wave after they have passed you.

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