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Has anyone else seen this driver?(7 posts)

Has anyone else seen this driver?chopper
Sep 17, 2003 12:32 PM
You know, the one that comes to a complete stop about 30 yards behind you when you are stopped at a red light on your bike, as if somehow you're miraculously going to jump 30 yards backwards from a standing position! Have you ever had to wave this person forward to trip the light sensor? Who is this driver?
The same one....t0adman
Sep 17, 2003 12:56 PM
who hangs behind you forever, passing up countless chances to pass, and piles up cars behind them so they all start to detest you. I'm constantly waving at "that" driver to PASS ME!
The same one....dave woof
Sep 17, 2003 4:00 PM
I used to wave drivers past. Then I heard that if I do that and the driver carelessly crashes into an oncoming car I could be liable.. I don't wave drivers any more.. I let them take their chances. I hate drivers.

Sep 18, 2003 6:30 AM
I never wave drivers. I hold my line and expect them to pass when its clear.

On another note, I got really pissed off when I approached a white-lined crosswalk where car traffic is supposed to stop and yield to bikers.

Unfortunately, the dumbass cyclist in front of me was waving all the cars thru and didn't take into consideration all the bikers behind him or on the other side that planned on the cars stopping.

Waving indicates you are telling someone else to do something. Well, you better know damn sure what you are asking that person to do, because you might have to take responsibility for those actions.
Waving Drivers Past.........Reed Weedakowski
Sep 18, 2003 7:27 AM
You are correct regarding potential liability. The same goes for a car signaling another car to pull out, pass, turn, etc.
Sep 17, 2003 4:06 PM
I don't know because I don't drive, but this is what I think anyway -

They're just being courteous. Perhaps they're new to driving and the thought of passing you in the same lane freaks them out. I know it would freak me out, judging the width of a car. Especially since I know how it feels to get knocked off my bike. The thought of causing else someone to crash is too much.

Besides, the impatient car drivers piling up behind are mad at the car driver, not the cyclist. Seriously, I think you're over-reacting. I wish we had more drivers like that.

Would you prefer it if they all rushed past giving two inches of space?
Yes, butbimini
Sep 18, 2003 4:48 AM
I prefer that driver to the ones that want to pass you 50 yards before the interchange even though you are doing 25 MPH and then do a right turn right in front of you. When I hear the engine rev I just know that's going to happen and hit the brakes.

They are just trying to let us do our thing on the road and being overly cautious. No need to get mad at them.