Know your enemy

Know your enemy

Try to predict driver behaviour at junctions. You can actually be exuberant in filtering through London’s West End and the City because drivers expect bikes to be there and will look in their mirrors (they know that if they don’t they’ll probably get one torn off).

Do the same thing in Leeds or Manchester and you wont get anything like the same reaction. Some people might even resent you just for filtering.

Do this

At junctions, try to move to the centre of the driver’s line of sight. They will concentrate on what’s in the middle of their vision, not what’s in their peripheral vision.

Don’t do this

Approach every junction as though you’re invisible. It will lead to such a hard and frustrating life on a bike that you’ll want to give up and buy yourself a van.

Andrew Dalton

Motorcycle News

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Posted by Andrew Dalton. Last modified: March 26, 2018 at 11:25 am

Andrew Dalton is a highly experienced trial lawyer who delights in taking on difficult and demanding motorcycle cases. He has a tough and relentless litigation style and is utterly focused on getting the best possible outcomes for his clients.


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