If you’re in an area where you’re likely to come into conflict with other road users then move at a speed that is not significantly greater than the flow of traffic. The last thing you want is to surprise people.
The common thing they’ll say after an accident is “the bike came out of nowhere”. Well it didn’t, did it? We don’t live in the Star Trek universe. It came out of somewhere – it didn’t materialise on your bonnet.
Bear in mind that drivers just don’t look, or don’t look properly.
Don’t do this
Be too cavalier with brisk overtakes. I’m a big fan of them, but bear in mind that other road users will react much better to something they expect than to something that comes as a surprise.
Posted by Andrew Dalton. Last modified: March 26, 2018 at 11:25 am
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