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    Your thoughts on this close call video??

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    Dude was flat out lucky to be able to miss that SUV that was clearly over the center line.

    Too much speed and bravado for the traffic, that's what you get when you show your a** in public.

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    Both the driver and the rider were (so to speak) out of line. It took both of their actions simultaneously to create this close call.
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    Thoughts:

    1. If that SUV would have hit that guy it probably would have killed him.
    2. He was lucky.
    3. They make tracks for that kind of riding.
    4. He has mad scooter skills.
    5. It takes a special kind of dude to wear full leathers on a scooter.
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    Agree, too fast for traffic. Looks to me like the SUV driver was attempting to pull in the pull out on the left, probably looked, but the rider profile was too low and small to see from their vantage point.

    THAT is why I ride to right of the lane with oncoming traffic or around blind corners. The edge of the road does not move, moving stuff is unpredictable.

    Rider should be glad he and the SUV driver had quick reaction skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pffog View Post
    Looks to me like the SUV driver was attempting to pull in the pull out on the left....
    That's an interesting point. I was trying to figure out why the SUV crossed the yellow. Any reason besides innatentive driving. Now, if he was going for the turnout, he's foolish and he was doing it poorly, but it does explain why he might be over the line.

    To me, the scooter is driving carelessly with little regard for his safety, but not breaking any laws. The SUV is breaking a law, and a critical and important law. The SUV would be at fault, but that doesn't mean much when you are dead.
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    The AH in that video was on two wheels.

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    Keeping to your own side of the road means keeping ALL of your vehicle on your side. While the SUV was over the center line, so was the bike even though tecnically his tires were on his side. His angle of lean put much of the bike and him on the wrong side of the line.

    Bad on both of them.
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    I think the scooter rider apexed too early (from what we can see of the corner in the video) . That said, he has very good skills. Riding like a "hooligan" probably saved his life. If he rode like a 'good little boy" all the time he would never have developed the reflexes and bike control that kept him from becoming a hood ornament. My two cents, you asked for 'em.
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    All great points. And yes, re-watching, the rider was over the centerline which didn't stand out to me on the first view. Nice catch.
    Rob C. , Raleigh, NC
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    The first three cars (yellow, white, black) are pulling to their right, no doubt to avoid the scooter that's leaning into their lane.

    The SUV, while not initially seeing the scooter, was probably starting to pass the cars until he sees the scooter.

    It looks like that scooter is driving twice as fast as oncoming traffic.

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    The rider was an idiot to be riding that aggressively with that much traffic. He's lucky he's still alive. Obviously, he has skills but he needs to ride based on the conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LngRdr View Post
    The rider was an idiot to be riding that aggressively with that much traffic. He's lucky he's still alive. Obviously, he has skills but he needs to ride based on the conditions.

    I would have to agree. While that was a pretty impressive evasive move, If had chosen a safer lane position, such a drastic manouver should not have been necessary.

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    That road is not the place for that kind of riding. No question, the SUV was out of place, but the scooter-shooter was not in a position to anticipate a problem. Thank God he is o.k.

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    "...Keeping to your own side of the road means keeping ALL of your vehicle on your side..."
    "Keeping to your own side of the road means keeping ALL of your vehicle AND YOUR BODY on your side"

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