It's great that OP was able to recognize the driver the second time he encountered him. I probably wouldn't.
Filtering by pedal cyclists is not illegal in many states. And in OR other relevant statutes are not enforced for pedal cyclists due to the legal right of cyclists to share lanes.
Nonsense. I've been filtering at speed for decades.Quote:
Filtering has nothing to do with the safe passing/sharing definition since it is not done at speed.
Hopefully the local media publicizes the case. That is what will have an impact on the rest of the drivers on the road.
At least here in NY, there is no statute defining what is and is not sharable. In actual practice, my city has sharrows (which define lane sharing) on lanes as narrow as 11 feet.
Besides, the OP is in an different country--Canada.
Sharrows are designed to be used in lanes too narrow to share. I suspect that NY is misusing sharrows.
I was responding to the guy in PDX, but the physical parameters still apply in Canada, unless physics and math are different up there.
I do agree that it would be nice if the 14 feet standard got specified in actual law rather than just it letting hang by case law and AASHTO.
Did you know there is a minimum recommended standard for MUP width as well? 12 feet wide - how many NY MUPs are at least 12 feet wide?
AASHTO is often used in law suites when cities and states do not meet their standards. Cities and states ignore them at significant risk.
If this driver is affluent.
He will get a different sort of justice.
He will have a lawyer-and he'll claim you were harassing him-scared him etc
Momma will back him
On the second episode-and witnesses-other than momma?
Yeah he will get off the hook-or plead to something minor.
If he isn't affluent-you will get justice.
As an example of the 14 feet safe shared lane is the Florida Department of Transportation's Manual of Uniform Minimum Standards.
Discussed on page 19:
Sorry, but I do not have more time to look up more examples. I have seen Canadians also claim the 14 feet as the needed width for safe shared passing.Quote:
Since the recommended minimum clearance for
passing a bicyclist (at moderate speed) is 3 feet
(Florida Driver's Handbook) and the total width of
larger motor vehicles (with extending mirrors) is
commonly 8 feet or more, a lane with less than 14
feet of usable width is usually too narrow for motor
traffic to pass. Consequently, where restricted conditions
prevent inclusion of bicycle lanes or paved
shoulders on laned urban roadways, the Florida
Department of Transportation's Manual of Uniform
Minimum Standards recommends an outside lane
width of 14 feet as the "minimum width that will
allow passenger cars to safely pass bicyclists within
a single lane," i.e., without the need for passing
motorists to use part of the next lane ("Curb Lanes,"
see chapter 9 at http://www.dot.state.fl.us/rddesign/...enbook/FGB.htm).
A person must have a seriously wide ass to need a 14' lane in order to filter through.
blakcloud, please keep us posted. I'm sorry this happened, but I'm glad things progressed towards justice.
he can be ticketed for that plate holder too!
assault in Massachusetts does not have to include contact, it can be verbal that causes fear, an actual threat is something completely different. if you are touched, that's battery. the two together is assault and battery. just thought I'd throw that out there, I wasn't aware until I met with my local police to discuss how my boss flipped his lid one day