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Old 08-10-18, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
I have literally never seen that happen, but of course you would exercise caution. You watch the front wheels, and the occupants.

That's really kind of a reach Paul. They are all stopped, you're going pretty slow, a 3-foot rule for the bike would be pointless. But generally, I'm not passing any more closely than many of them passed me.

There is no right hook possible when the cars are stopped, and avoiding that potential right hook is one of the big advantages of filtering to the front. If the light happens to change on the way up, my own preference is to slide in behind a vehicle, preferably one that IS turning right. I'll go through behind him, and no one has been delayed.

It is not illegal for autos to pass on the right in through traffic lanes.

Disagree! The potential right hook is still there, just from behind so you don't see it coming.
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