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    Gearhead old's'cool's Avatar
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    FWIW, here is a direct quote from the Illinois 2013 Rules of the Road [page 40], which I find quite amazing.
    If a motorist is turning right and a bicyclist is approaching on the right, let the bicyclist go through the intersection first before making a right turn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old's'cool View Post
    FWIW, here is a direct quote from the Illinois 2013 Rules of the Road [page 40], which I find quite amazing.
    Interesting. I'll have to look at TN law to see if we have anything like that.

    What happened today was a little different from this situation where a rider is "approaching." There was a line of traffic slowly moving along a busy street. The light for the next significant intersection was maybe 200 yards ahead. The guy ahead of me was turning right onto a side street. I was directly behind him, having taken the lane because there were cars parked over on the right. I think the advice above about ignoring him might have been my best approach. At the time, I was confused about what I should do and ended up going on around him on the right. I won't make that mistake again. In his defense, I should say that I think he was just trying to be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    The longer I do this, the better I get at reading cars' "body language." There's usually a tell.
    That's the key to survival. Observation. Many if not most drivers are suffering from a serious disconnect. From the road, reality, computers, whatever. They have no real idea what damage their cars can cause. On a bike, you HAVE to read all drivers you run across.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Doofus View Post
    Interesting. I'll have to look at TN law to see if we have anything like that.
    It does it's on page 104, under the heading "Sharing the Road with Bicycles":
    "If your vehicle is turning right and a bicyclist is approaching on the right, let the bicyclist go through the
    intersection first before making a right turn. Remember to
    always signal your turns. "

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    Thank you, FenderTL5.

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    When I'm about to overtake on the right a motorist that is signalling a right turn, I deliberately take the lane behind the motorist, and pass him/her on their left, as they make the turn.
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