so yesterday on my way home in the cage, I see something that made me shake my head, choking down the insane impulse to enact justice with the front bumper of my car.
Beanie helmet, red ebike. I'm waiting to turn left onto steveston highway out of ironwood plaza. The operator of the scooter rides down the far right lane that turns onto steveston highway going east heading toward the tunnel. Everyone in the lane has been waiting to turn. He splits lanes, between the outside left turn lane and the curb lane to get to the front of the line and then rather than simply stopping with his foot down, he does a balancing act on the scooter that takes him out partially into the intersection and blocking the traffic turning to the right before stopping facing away from the direction he's going to turn. Then we get the light, he takes off in front of the people turning left, forcing the lead car to brake to avoid hitting him (no turn signals and no idea which way he was going)
so he's turned the corner ahead of traffic, and now is riding right next to the curb, like a bicycle. Fair enough, cars start passing him on the left until he suddenly darts back into the middle of the lane (his ebike has turn signals but he's not fucking using them) and when we come to the next light he again does the balancing act and ends up facing the passenger door of the car alongside him. Not exactly facing the direction he'll be travelling. I signal to make the right turn behind him, and he also turns the corner without signalling again, riding along the curb. I turn right and refuse to pass him, expecting something stupid and sure enough I'm not disappointed. From the right curb lane just in front of me, he cuts across to the middle of the road in front of me and rips a left turn without a shoulder check, mirror check or a turn signal.
This made me wish I'd mounted a paintball gun to the front of my car, fucker would have been covered in welts before he'd made the corner.