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Old 06-18-2011, 11:01 AM
 
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friday on the way home from work car in far left lane was driving good speed and all of a sudden i see this motorcycle doing 100 right behind the car. it was right on it, im sure the car in front of it was intimidated so they moved over.

motorycyclist did this to 5 other cars before he swerved right to the exit.

ive noticed people do this for bikers and cops.

i guess because people are scared of them both.
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Home in NOMI
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Why do they call 'em, 'donor cycles'? Some people have a death wish. Can't do much about them, except call 'em in on 911.
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:25 PM
 
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Sounds to me like the bikers are terrorizing themselves...
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:29 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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...car in far left lane was driving good speed...
i see this motorcycle... right behind the car... so they moved over.
Good. They're supposed to.

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I've noticed people do this....
You should do it too.

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i guess because people are scared of them both.
No. That's not why.

Why then? Because it is the law (in most places):...... "keep right except to pass"
(no matter how much of an idiot the other drivers may be)
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:34 PM
 
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Unfortunately cops don't enforce "keep right except to pass". Cops just do the radar/laser gun thing and ignore the other rules of the road.
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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Why then? Because it is the law (in most places):...... "keep right except to pass"
(no matter how much of an idiot the other drivers may be)
It's not the law here in MN. I wish it was but it's not.
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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Wait, that terrorizes you? Why? Are you not aware of what will happen should the two of you make contact? I'd just chuckle, wave, ease off the accelerator to **** them off a bit more, and then move over to the right when the opportunity presents itself so they can move up six feet and risk their life on the next bumper.
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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It's not the law here in MN. I wish it was but it's not.
MN is half way there with it's "slower traffic keep right" laws.

It's not as affirmatively stated (and maybe not as understood?)...
but the underlying point is still there.

Another expression is "Lane Courtesy"... same same.
What Is Lane Courtesy? | Lane Courtesy
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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MN is half way there with it's "slower traffic keep right" laws.

It's not as affirmatively stated (and maybe not as understood?)...
but the underlying point is still there.

Another expression is "Lane Courtesy"... same same.
What Is Lane Courtesy? | Lane Courtesy
I just learned about this law on another thread so I stand corrected. Now move over, folks!
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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I've had a biker try and play a game of "see if you can hit me", after I (accidentally) cut him off (because he was sitting in my blind spot instead of where I could see him). Little did he know that he pi$$ed me off enough to actually hit him, or pull him over and go at it. Motorcyclists and bikers (bicyclists) are NUTS! They have some kind of death wish and someday, whether I want to or not, I may actually kill one!
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