Thread: Taking The Lane
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Old 02-14-19, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by SHBR View Post
How many times have you been hit by motorists?

In addition to location being important, so is timing.

Get either of these wrong, and it won't end well.
To answer your first question.

Every time I wasn't 'taking the lane'.

1981, I was cut off and nearly killed on a four-lane arterial. An elderly driver thought it would be no problem to overtake me in a right-turn
1996, Four-lane arterial. Driver tried to pass me in the lane, instead of changing lanes.
2004, Four-lane N/S arterial. Driver tried to pass me in the same outside lane. Resulting in knocking me off my bike.
2013, Six-lane N/S arterial in outside lane. Driver tried to pass me in the same lane. Resulting in knocking me off my bike.
2014, Small town center two-lane road w/ on-street parking parallel to traffic-flow. In 'door zone' instead of 'taking the lane'. Driver tried to pass me in the lane, hitting me n' knocking me off my bike.

Timing would make difference if, I were changing lanes
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