, I am glad to see you're not injured bad and was able to ride away from your accident. I live in an area with over 1 million people and at least half are not from here (high military population). This results in various driving skills. A close friend I served with was killed on his bike when a lady from a different state thought it was ok to turn left at a red light when he was in the intersection. I have had cars try to come over when I was right beside them cause they didn't even look. Which brings me to my second.....how could you say that
? You apparently don't ride in heavy traffic areas or long distance very often.
For me, I will NOT ride in the blind spot or right beside a car with NO escape. I speed up, or slow down. Always have an escape plan is what my advanced riders courses I have have taken have said, always!
The escape plan may not be ideal, but, a plan.
For me, if my bike is not in front of the drivers front bumper, I get behind the back bumper far enough for them to have room to be stupid. And I totally expect every driver to be ready to run over me, I ride like I am invisible to every car, this has been preached on this forum since I joined.
I will not beat anyone up here, but the vast majority of accidents are avoidable. Yes drivers are getting worst, but, either get better at dodging idiots or park it to survive.
I'm glad you were safe, hopefully there were lessons learned by every party and none of yall ever have any close calls let alone accidents.
Btw, I've driven in NY, DC, LA, Atlanta and every major city along I95 the entire way, there are ways to escape, if, YOU are totally paying attention and expecting the worst of the drivers to try to kill you. Animals are the wild card, prevention for me...extra lights, avoid riding during peak deer rut, slow down a tad, ride near center line to give more reaction time these help tremendously, but.... They are wild.... Animals scare me 5x as much as cars.
It's easy for us riders to get distracted too, target fixation and us being distracted kill more riders than dumb drivers. How? If we do our part, we avoid their part!
Take an accident avoidance class, it will save your life!
No Sig, someone whined and I lost it.. Crybaby....