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On my motorbike and passing stationary traffic when someone decides to pull out to take a different way , knocked me off and bike not rideable. All at about 10 mph. Feeling a bit angry and looking forward to getting home and going out it my Alfa
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****. Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre ! it's not bloody rocket science, is it?

Bikers down here risk their lives every day with the standard of (erratic) driving.

No injuries, I hope?
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Nope, I’m fine. Chasing rac as recovery company saying wait 5 hrs and it’s already been 3
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I know this comment will not be popular however it seemed a reasonable place to raise the question rather than in a seperate thread.

Yesterday evening, as it was getting dusk, returning from London up the A1 we were in two lanes of traffic travelling at a similar speed some 10-15 mph below the national speed limit due to the usual problem of a medium sized commercial vehicle attempting to pass an HGV. I became aware that, behind me, a motorcycle was travelling up between the two lanes of traffic. Having passed me and a couple of cars infront and reached the rolling block he pulled across into the outside lane and directly infront of the first car obviously to ensure that as soon as the LGV started to pull over he could shoot up the outside. This caused a chain reaction of brakes down the outside lane.

I fully appreciate that a motorbike enables the rider to make better progress through traffic than a car does but at what point does it become foolhardy to use city centre tactics on the open road?

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I know this comment will not be popular however it seemed a reasonable place to raise the question rather than in a seperate thread.

Yesterday evening, as it was getting dusk, returning from London up the A1 we were in two lanes of traffic travelling at a similar speed some 10-15 mph below the national speed limit due to the usual problem of a medium sized commercial vehicle attempting to pass an HGV. I became aware that, behind me, a motorcycle was travelling up between the two lanes of traffic. Having passed me and a couple of cars infront and reached the rolling block he pulled across into the outside lane and directly infront of the first car obviously to ensure that as soon as the LGV started to pull over he could shoot up the outside. This caused a chain reaction of brakes down the outside lane.

I fully appreciate that a motorbike enables the rider to make better progress through traffic than a car does but at what point does it become foolhardy to use city centre tactics on the open road?
Some do get ridiculous, had one the other week filtering between the lanes. I was doing 70 and he must have been doing 80+ easily. Absolutely nuts
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