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Idiot passes me on left side of car in traffic this morning(12 posts)

Idiot passes me on left side of car in traffic this morningMaartin
Sep 18, 2002 12:58 PM
He almost got run over! I was near a light and stopped on the right side of a two lane road where it runs at a larger intersection. This guy on a new bike comes up and goes left around the cars to pass me. He had been trailing me for miles but never caught up. When the lights changed he got pinned in the medium and almost run over as the cars would not let him go over. Next thing you know all the cars are honking and looking at me. wonder sometimes what people are thinking..sorry but I had to vent!
I cannot even count how many cars I pass on the leftonespeed
Sep 18, 2002 1:07 PM
while on my way to work or just riding from point to point. I never assume that I am visible by the driver and thus never rely on anything but my own perception of whether I can get through a space between car and car, car and curb, car and bus or bus and bus. Spaces I get through between cars are sometimes so tight that I have to twist my body to get through them. As long as you dont rely on anyone else knowing you are there, you are fine.

This morning I was passing a cab on the left when the rear passenger door opened. Without skipping a beat I grabbed the door as I was passing and slammed it closed. Vigilance combined with balance pays off.

If you rely on drivers to see you, you will pay the price.
I think I should have the same right to do that in my car...NJRoad
Sep 18, 2002 1:19 PM
since it's smaller than the SUV's and buses I should have the same latitude. Actually everyone should just do what they want as it suits them.

I have a Sex Pistols song running through my head as I write this...anyone guess what it is?
'Cause I wanna be. . .js5280
Sep 18, 2002 3:23 PM

'Cause I wanna be. . .PbOkole
Sep 19, 2002 5:59 AM
How about "Pretty Vacant" or Sid's rendition on "My Way"?

Me too.look271
Sep 18, 2002 2:10 PM
However, I've done it legally. On my commute there is a section of 4-lane road that goes downhill and makes a sharp right. The speed limit is 25 or 35 mph. I can go through there faster than alot of cars, especially SUV's, so I pass'em. Really pisses them off.
Me too.LEW
Sep 19, 2002 7:04 AM
I didn't know SUV's were slower than cars.
It's good to know there are so many of you out there pissin off the motorist. And some of you question why we get a bad rap. I will keep this in mind when I ride.
Read the post again.look271
Sep 19, 2002 9:29 AM
What I do is entirely LEGAL (overtaking another slower vehicle on my right while I am in the passing lane, and yes, SUV's are generally slower than cars when going around sharp turns). What do you suggest I do? Ride on the sidewalk? If it pisses them off, so be it.
Cool! Nice move!!!! My favorite move is....tronracer
Sep 19, 2002 4:33 AM
slamming a sideview mirror closed when someone pisses me off.
in my state its illegal to pass on the right.Steve_0
Sep 18, 2002 1:08 PM
I love this site - Its better than therapyMaartin
Sep 19, 2002 5:36 AM
Yes, everything is to the left where you live!noveread
Sep 19, 2002 6:18 AM
Sorry, just couldn't resist! :) It's a joke, don't go nutz or anything! :)