Old 10-03-21, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post

The pickup looks like it has stock road tires, and doesn't look particularly lifted.

A stock 4x4 will be slightly taller than a stock 2x4. A F250 will also have a higher hood than a F150. The hat collection won't help, but may primarily obscure the hood, and not the road.

While it is easy for a bike to vanish into a blind spot to the right of the vehicle, one would have to be mighty close for a bike to disappear into a blind spot in front of the vehicle.

One possibility is that the kid was doing the "rolling coal", and was watching in the mirror to see the reactions of the cyclists he just passed without looking forward.

The largest blind spot may be following a lead vehicle too closely, and not paying attention to that vehicle's evasive movements.

One of the news reports says this was one of several coal rolling passes performed by this driver as he passed cyclists. If true, that's going to be a lot of witnesses blowing up his " I didn't see them" defense.
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