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Old 01-14-21, 10:05 AM
Paul Barnard
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Originally Posted by work4bike View Post

I've learned to be very cautious at all intersections and on roadways with a lot of places for potential of a Right-hook. One thing I do is take the lane at all intersections where I can do the same speed as the vehicles, this includes when I stop at a light/sign or when I approach a light that has just turned green and all cars are just starting to go; I'll find a spot to take the lane and ride thru the intersection and then FRAP as the speed picks up.

That is most often what I do. If there are potential left turners across the intersection I make an effort to position myself so those drivers can see me and I remain prepared to take evasive action. Box trucks, SUVs and other large vehicles may obscure us and make it so that the drivers across the intersection think they can hit the gap.
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