Car didn't signal, but he wasn't supposed to be passing either....I'm still mad at the car though.
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VERY recent repost.
Its not a minivan, it looked like a Chrysler Pacifica or a Lexus.
the car didn't need to signal...look at the solid double yellow it curves to the left. looks like it was completely 100% bikers fault.
I'd have to agree its the bikers fault. If there was a witness behind the bike getting hit, it would be an open and shut case.
When speeding run from the cops, it's a lesser infraction.
I was always taught to shoulder check and signal whenever turning or changing lanes. Still a stupid thing to do on a bike... passing through an intersection is just asking for it.
It wasnt an intersection. The road curved to the left. If you look you can see the sign indicating a left turn and you can also see the solid double line follow the curve. Biker wasnt paying attention I guess.Originally Posted by ReelExterminato
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As a matter of fact, according to ICBC precident, it would be the car's fault. A driver is responsible for ANY change of direction... signals means nothing. The same hold true if you turn into your drive way. Hit a car trying to pass you or on coming, you will be found at fault unless reckless behaviour can be proven.
In reality, ICBC will try to get 50/50. Of course, I dunno where this is.
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That was totally the riders fault. He wasnt thinking ahead. Simple.
you gotta think to yourself " what is the worst fucking thing that can happen?" well he didnt even give it any thought.
Ah, now I noticed the yellow line curving with the road. Even dumber. Fury, I don't think following a curve in the road constitutes changing directions. That would imply having to check at each curve of a winding road.
I think you've totally misinterpretted the ICBC president's statement. In this video the car is travelling straight down the road. The road curves to the left. At all times the vehicle has maintained the same lane position and direction. What the rider was maybe unaware of was that the road turns left whereas the road that is straight ahead (after the turn) is a side street. In no way was the driver expected to signal as they were not leaving the main road.Originally Posted by Fury
who needs a witness when you've got video. The biker's own video captures him passing the sign that states the road turns left with a speed restriction.Originally Posted by Good old Pete
Originally Posted by ReelExterminato
Ahh! OK, There is a stop sign oncoming, the main road went left... I just saw the other rider go straight assuming same as the road.
Regardless of what the law states or the situation, the rider was still an idiot.
Of course if it was ICBC they would try 50/50 anyway.
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Originally Posted by rJ_
just an FYI..this is a repost from last week..
sorry to say but bikes fault 100%, its a double yellow, they were speeding, and he turned, the bike actually hit the car, not the car hitting the bike