Well can we confirm the bike's rear tail light is working? Because even with that in a working state under a lit up area at night it is pretty damn hard to see bikes.Is he fecking blind? How do you drive over someone that's standing in front of you?
Lane splitting won't help you much if you see how people change lanes.Well can we confirm the bike's rear tail light is working? Because even with that in a working state under a lit up area at night it is pretty damn hard to see bikes.
But this kind of **** is exactly why we lane split. You never ever park in the middle of a lane when stopping at a light unless you know the car behind you is dead still and aware of you and even then it's an unnecessary risk.
The reasoning behind what?Absolutely terrible incident (NOT ACCIDENT)!! Really did make me sick to my stomach watching that...the driver of the bakkie should be charged with attempted murder.
I advocate that the road traffic laws need be changed to introduce murder and attempted murder charges when there are INCIDENTS such as this...pure negligent driving. The reasoning behind this is simple: Vehicles have an entire chassis to protect the driver/passengers from accidents whilst motorcycles are effectively coffins on wheels (I know, I drive a bike myself).
1. Not stopping in the middle of the lane.And how would you have avoided this?
I've done it for 13+ years.Lane splitting won't help you much if you see how people change lanes.
What a cnt. I hope they discipline the poephol.I picked up this video on Facebook yesterday, and as a fellow 24x7 biker, am absolutely horrified.
It really is a horror show on the roads.
To further agitate this deplorable collision, there are some who feel the need to further fuel the fire...
One Facebook respondent (a JMPD traffic officer, according to his Facebook profile) felt the need to post this hurtful comment yesterday; for which he is being taken to task by hundreds of people. It's so unnecessary, and from a professional point of view, terrifying.
You mean well but this was entirely avoidable had the fool in the vehicle just followed some basic rules, keep left, keep to the speed limit and look wtf you're going. I hope they throw the book at him in a big way. And then he has the audacity to blame the victim, what a scumbag.I've done it for 13+ years.
It makes all the difference.
It's statistically safer for bikes as well and there are many ways to do it properly and (more) safely. Being aware of how people behave being part and parcel of riding safely.
If he parked in the lane split area the bakkie would have driven past him and at best clipped his mirror.