riding this last week or so, I've been dissappointed by several motorists swinging way wide around my center of the lane position to short turn a right in front of me. I had one guy position himself for a right turn in the LEFT turn lane approaching an intersection because I was full in the straight/right turn lane. We both approached the intersection simulataneously with his truck nosing ahead of me with its' right turn blinker on. pathetic.
a couple right hooked me yesterday, they got a few feet ahead crossing the double yellow as i was centered in the lane, to cut me off to make a right turn in front of me. i had to slow and swing way wide in a 'bumper lateral' to avoid them as they spooled up to make the turn right in front of me. no patience at all, they could have slowed down and waited less than five seconds...
and a different, crossing manuver.....a motorist in a hurry to enter a one-way arterial making a left was going to cut my girlfriend and I off as we proceeded straight across the intersection. he was too impatient to wait his turn and was just rolling the stopsign directly behind a delivery van despite him needing to stop and yield to us- traffic proceeding straight thru the intersection. pathetic again.
I don't know how some of y'all brazenly expect to evaporate intersection conflicts with lane position as some motorists will ignore destination positioning, ignore rules of the road and try to get a transitory road advantage or pass you regardless.
and if a bicyclist positions themselves so far to the left of a lane motorists pass on the right, opening themself up to left hooks from behind as motorists want to speed up to pass on the right to make a left turn.
motorists need more education than bicyclists do about how to interact on the roads.