Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Franklin, NC USA
I treat ‘all drivers’ the same.
> I respect their space,
> I tend to provide more room between me and them for evasive action (if needed),
> I always try to position myself with an escape route, should it be needed,
> I assume they are not being attentive to those around them, including ‘whoever’ is front of them on the road,
> I generally do not include motorcyclists as most are doing their part to ensure their survival as well. There are a few ‘who ride in groups’, who do not react well when their space is invaded, so I give a wide berth to ‘some groups’ I encounter on the road. This comment is not directed at the majority of group riders.. (There are some Two Wheeled Rider videos that have been posted, that reveal these actions.)
> In short, I try to stay away from high traffic areas as much as possible, to reduce potential encounters.
Riding today is not as easy and/or relaxing as it used to be. One of the leading reasons for distracted drivers is cell phone usage, and it is across all age groups. I see it every day, and ‘hands free use’ does not really mean ‘no distraction’, just ‘less distraction/concentration’.
Jim Lawson 2016 R1200RT
Retired to NC !
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