Tuesday, July 08, 2008

I just don't get it

Last night Jack-Jack and I went to puppy class. The drive from my place to the class location takes about 15 minutes in good traffic. Traffic was so-so - not great but not horrible either. There was a bit of a line-up, but nothing that was extraordinary.

As I was merging into traffic, I saw a motorbike pull out of the line of traffic into the MERGING lane on the right, pass two cars, and pull back into traffic. Ummm, what? Last time I checked, passing on the right was NOT allowed. Doesn't matter what kind of vehicle you drive, you should always follow the rules of the road. I just shook my head and rolled my eyes.

People wonder why more bike drivers get killed than regular drivers . . . it's because of foolishness like that. Let me clarify - not all bike drivers are reckless. I know some VERY responsible ones. But this was completely unsafe, and I highly doubt this guy would have done the same thing in a car.

That's my rant for the day. Drive safely folks . . .

3 comments:

Sarah C said...

K this really bugs Todd! It is guys like this who give "bike riders" a bad name. Just because you are on a motocycle doesn't mean that the law doesn't apply to you. The problem is that it is usually some hot shot teenager who is impatient and trying to show off... grrrrrrrrr

Weeza said...

good post

Visichy said...

I agree with Sarah.... a few idiots give all bikers a bad name. Those are the ones we will hear about on the news who die in a traffic accident because they were trying to cut between moving cars.