fateddy wrote: ↑
Mon May 22, 2017 7:59 pm
The whole thing wasn't 100% his fault, but he could 100% have avoided it.
The rider most certainly wasn't paying attention and could have avoided the accident.
I ride in exactly
that situation (hard to say but perhaps the same HOV lane)
all the time. It's normal to be going 60 mph in the HOV lane while traffic in the #1 lane next to you is stopped.
be any danger since it's illegal to cross the double yellow line into the HOV lane - and that's exactly what the driver did in this video. The biker shouldn't have to worry about that guy, but he just crossed the line illegally because he wanted to be moving. I see it daily.
Since I see it daily and since I've been doing this for over 25 years, I'm constantly scanning for people glancing in their side view mirrors or their front wheels starting to cant towards the HOV lane. Plus, and this is where the rider really screwed up, you hang to the left side of the lane and head that way if anyone even hint
s that they might come over. Motorcycles can easily squeeze through a three foot space and few car drivers will get that close to a concrete barrier. You can nearly always fit through even once a car comes all the way over.
Legally, the car was 100% at fault. However, the rider wasn't paying attention and didn't do anything
to avoid the accident, in fact, at the last second he steered the wrong way and had no chance of avoiding the car. If it were me that had been the rider I'd consider it entirely my own fault.