Old 11-30-09, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by jputnam View Post
The original post specifically referred to a MUP, not urban traffic.

I'm free to ride blithely down the center of an un-laned MUP, to veer left or right or speed up without watching for overtaking traffic.

If, however, an overtaking rider has signaled his intent to pass, I must stay to the right side of the MUP and not speed up or turn left until the overtaking vehicle has passed.

The overtaking rider may choose to pass without signaling, but if I happen to drift left while he's doing it, and he runs into me, it's his fault, not mine.
If I ran into someone on the MUP, wrecking my bike and possibly myself, the fact that it was his fault would be no consolation.
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