SUV drivers everywhere pretty much deserve a bullet and a shallow grave.
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I’m not sure why people are downvoting this comment. If anyone is going to be an asshole on the road it’s going to be the person in the SUV 90% of the time. I know SUV owners, and even they agree they’re more inclined to engage in asshole-ish behavior primarily because of their higher vantage point.
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But what we didn’t see was what the biker did beforehand that led to this.
Can’t tell you how many times I’ve had some asshole on a motorbike swerving in and out of lanes, cutting me off, or nearly take my arm off while I’m sitting at a red light because he decided to shoot down the area between the cars and the curb.
Not saying this is the case here….but if it is, I have no sympathy for the biker whatsoever.
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I don’t give a shit what he did before. YOU DO NOT SHOVE, NUDGE, PUSH OR HIT A PERSON WITH AN AUTOMOBILE! I would have destroyed every part of that car that a boot and helmet are capable of breaking. Bitch should do time for that shit, and PERMANENTLY lose her license. Someone cuts you off? Get the fuck over it. Someone taps, kicks or scrapes your car? Get the goddamn plate number and call the cops. This is absolutely unacceptable behavior.
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Nothing. A lot of drivers object to bikers filtering (passing between stationary traffic) in jams like this and will do anything from opening their doors on them to narrowing the gap by driving towards the middle of the lane, as you see the driver do in the start of this video.
It’s petulant and small-minded and endangers someone’s life which often leads to incidences like this, since nobody likes someone trying to run them off the road, especially when they are on a smaller, more vulnerable vehicle. Happens daily around the world, and apparently a great deal in the U.S.
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If you don’t want to be run off the road, don’t act like an asshole because you’re on a motorbike. It’s pretty simple. Drive intelligently and safely, and people won’t react like the nut in the video did.
If you decide not to drive intelligently or safely and you end up getting turned into a red smear on the pavement….well then, that’s just Darwinism at work.
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That is some fucked up logic. Someone drives like an ass, so they should be run off the road? Fuck yourself. Lets say you cut someone off, or they think you did. They follow you to a parking lot, then run you over. By your logic, that action would be justified. Do you ever actually think? What if you bumped into my shopping cart with yours, am I within my rights to kick you in the head till your skull splits open? Die in a fire.
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I in no way support running motorcyclists off the road, but it’s very hard to be sympathetic to motorcyclists who claim they don’t get seen by car/truck drivers, when so many of them choose to swerve between lanes at high speed.
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McGee, filtering isn’t “driving like an asshole”. It’s legal and even encouraged in many countries as it works as a traffic calming measure.
People getting shitty because they can’t do the same and opening doors on, trying to block or run over those that can – that is “being an asshole”.
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I assume, McGee, that you’d be equally defensive of a driver who pulled out a tyre iron, or a gun, and went for a biker under such circumstances. Or of a pedestrian that started shooting at a speeding driver, or a driver talking on a phone. I mean, gee McGee, I respect your attitude and all. I’d just hate for you to be inconsistent. But once you’re talking about using a car as an offensive weapon, that’s pretty much exactly the scale of response you’re dealing with. (Although said hypothetical pedestrian would be far more justified given the disproportionate distribution of risk in the original offence.)
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In Miami we call this “Monday”.
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As a biker and a car driver, I’ve been on both sides of this kind of thing. (and by that I mean jerky behaviour by the operator of another vehicle, not “jousting”). I’m willing to bet that someone did something obnoxious, deliberately or not, and then the stupid took over and everyone loses. I wince when bikers act like idiots because I know it reflects badly on me when I’m riding, but I’ve certainly seen my share of car drivers’ actions that are invitations to manslaughter. Lesson: take a deep breath and ask yourself if all this will be important to you five minutes from now.
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Exactly. Is it really gonna matter if someone taps your bumper or cuts you off? Every time there is an article about something like this incident, people cheer over it. Makes me sick. I don’t ride motorcycles, but I have many friends who do. some of them have been deliberately hit by cars driven by sociopaths. I do not care what they did wrong or what the driver perceived to be wrong. You don’t hit people with cars.
When someone (motorcycle or otherwise) weaves in and of of traffic or does other dipshit behavior, it’s a blessing in disguise. No matter how poorly I’m driving, if there are cops ahead, they’ll see the jackass driver first and give him a ticket before me. Kind of like in Smokey and the Bandit.
The exception is school zones. If someone tries to get around me to speed in a school zone, it’s not gonna happen. More than once I’ve changed lanes to block a speeder in that situation.
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Just wanna make sure I get this straight…
Motorcycle driver does dumb and illegal things such as driving between cars = bad.
Car driver does dumb and illegal things such as commiting vehicular assault= bad.
Both should play nice.
Both should report any dumb and ilegal activity to police.
Think I got i now.
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“Motorcycle driver does dumb and illegal things such as driving between cars = bad.”
“Filtering”. Legal. Stationary, queued traffic. Safe, unless someone throws a shitfit and tries to cut them off, endangering their life and causing them to suffer a huge adrenaline dump and react out of panic by kicking the bumper.
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Generally legal, I should say.
Ha, so there’s a word for it. In the U.S. it seems to be more tolerated than actually legal:
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it is legal in a lot of cities for motorcycles to go in and out of traffic. It’s legal in Chicago and in Honolulu. It is not legal, however, to use an automobile as a weapon. I hate driving because of all the stupid, and believe me, the stupidest drivers in the world are in Honolulu. someday when I grow up and make lots of dough I will hire a driver!
Apparently what happened was that the woman driving the car (not a SUV mind you) did some brusque movement and the biker was right behind her.
They started arguing at a stop sign and that’s when the video starts.
The biker is a former police officer and the 21 year old woman driver is a graduate in – irony of ironies – Public Relations.
Things like that are very very common here in Brazil, you can witness it almost every day, unfortunately.
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Please educate us, oh knower of every make and model of every vehicle ever produced. We all bow to your superiority.
Or would that pull you away from time worshipping at the alter of Big Oil?
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I’m not a car expert, my own car is 15 years old and I’m happy with it, mainly because I don’t use it much I take metro/bus whenever I can.
But as far as I know SUV’s are big tall cars like Ford Explorer or Honda CRV, this one is a FIAT Palio Adventure and I don’t think it qualifies as a SUV (I could be mistaken though).
My intention was just to clarify what happened, I’m not taking sides.
I don’t pass any judgement as you do.
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It’s unfortunate that there was something going on in the background involving vehicles that distracted from the epically headache-inducing cinematography that i can only assume was intended to simulate a bad LSD trip. The darn attempted vehicular homicide was distracting me from my determined, focused efforts not to fall out of my chair due to video-induced dizziness. Does anyone know what causes the video to warp like that? Changing the aspect ratio of the film, or just panning in and out too fast, or just a crappy camera? I’ve never seen it to this degree before. It’s like watching everything from inside a bubble of olive oil. Although it’s not helped by the astonishingly awful camera work.
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