I'm sure that's what happened. What bothered me was, when he heard me blasting my horn he didn't move back over, he pushed me into the left lane. If there was a car there It could have ended badly for me. I really don't think it was my fault at all.
And you can't see it on the video, but he actually look right at me after I started honking and he still came over.
That's why I got the repsol version, you can see it miles away, plus the fact I like it ( others don't because its not a real race bike???) but cars still do stupid things. I had a guy pull out on me & when I caught up to him at a set of lights he said he didn't see me, on an orange bike with orange & white helmet & hi-vis vest on over my jacket. Maybe he needs a white cane & a guide dog lol. I ride like everyone else is out to kill me.
I've seen this so many times. I always try and make sure I'm not riding next to any vehicle on a Motorway for this very reason. This wasn't your fault at all, idiot driver didn't check blind spot. End of.
You meet the nicest people on a Honda.
you could write a book on the neurology, psychology and
physiology of 'nice' people driving into motorcycles
and pushbikes etc, but the bottom line is that
- you simply cant trust them -
worldwide people know that some 'turn into maniacs'
when they get behind the wheel.. unrelated societies..
'everyone' knows there are some who simply shouldnt
be driving on the roads,, again, worldwide..
beauty of the motorcycle is its power to weight ratio
its relatively efficient braking, its relatively small
road footprint and its ability to use escape zones
unavailable to larger vehicles such as cars..
ive had at least one escape from certain death
by riding my motorcycle instead of driving a car,
in which a head on with a semi-trailer was certain..
so we have our own potentials, one of which is
riding while fully aware that - they cant be trusted -
this includes incidentally, as others have mentioned,
replacing our beep beep horn with one that says
'look out! truck!!'
mine is a fiamm low tone from amazon.com for $17
incl post to aust, plug and play, using stock bracket..
'look out! its a buick!!'
I could see that one happening before it happened. I'm sure you anticipated the white van doing that and already knew the lane to the left was clear.
It's never safe to ride in a vehicle's blind spot like that move up or move back next time.
I was in the process of passing him but the traffic ahead of me in my lane started to slow down, so I had to slow down. It's not like I made the conscious decision to sit right next to that guy like that. I started out quite a ways behind him, the traffic sped up, so I sped up, but then the traffic slowed down and I just so happened that I got stuck next to the guy.
And I don't remember what was going through my head but I doubt I checked to see if there was traffic coming in the outside lane it was just either sit in the middle lane and let that guy hit me or move and hope for the best.