Author Topic: Crash number 6.  (Read 2970 times)

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Offline zerodish

Crash number 6.
« on: March 31, 2015, 07:01:37 am »
I was hit 2 days ago by a lady who hit the accelerator before she looked where she was going. I'm detecting a pattern now. This is the third crash I have been involved in that happened in the same way. I have also seen three others I was not involved in that happened the same way. This happens when a driver on a side road looks right then hits the accelerator before they look in front of them. I will be filming this when I get the chance to prove my point.  In all six cases the driver was at fault. This is what you can expect if you travel. I have done 110000 miles on tour. I have heard in other places a cyclist gets hit every 8000 miles. There are two reasons I survived these crashes. During my youth me and my friends spent time knocking each other off our unicycles. Now it's not that easy to knock me down even when I'm not expecting it. The other reason is I spend my youth in a pool hall playing video games. This is good training though foot ball or socker would work also.  I know my place in one crash the police refused to investigate even though it was a hit and run. I proved to the DMV that the man put a non existent address on his drivers license. I recently found the mans grave stone my guess is the police tried to arrest the man after they were ordered to do so by the DMV and he was shot in the arrest. I'm not saying any more about the man may he rest in peace. Of course the police are not happy with me the most danderous thing you can do is prove the police are fools not ride across country.

Offline Mark Manley

Re: Crash number 6.
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2015, 12:55:26 am »
This rider has had over 70 motorists convicted using his film of bad driving by other road users, he is not very popular.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-31017422

Offline zerodish

Re: Crash number 6.
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2015, 09:03:54 am »
I keep it low key here. I have forced over 200 governments to fix violations of DOT and ADA law. These can be found on flickr by searching bicyclehazard.

Offline windrath

Re: Crash number 6.
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2015, 09:24:07 pm »
Zerodish -

I have been riding for 50 yrs in all kinds of traffic and never been hit.  BUT, I am extremely defensive when I ride and follow every traffic rule.  I look for drivers to mess up and am prepared.  I hate it when I see other riders violate the rules by running stop signs, red lights, ride the wrong side of the road, etc..

I also know riders who ride very aggressively and then complain when they get hit.  I am sure you are completely in the right when you have been hit.  My question though - and not to provoke a huge thread - is to ask if that might be you. 

indyfabz

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Re: Crash number 6.
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2015, 10:14:16 am »
My question though - and not to provoke a huge thread - is to ask if that might be you.

I had the same thought. I cycle in all sorts of traffic, including major urban traffic, and am general very defensive. The two bike-car collisions I have been involved in could have been avoided had I been more defensive. In the particular circumstance described in the OP, if I see someone coming out of a side road I assume they don't see me unless I can see that they have looked my way. Even then, I tend to assume they will pull out anyway. Perhaps the real pattern is not being defensive enough.