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Old 09-05-2012, 02:46 PM   #1180
slide
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Joined: Jul 2003
Location: NM, USA
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Originally Posted by Ahboon View Post
Hello Fellow Riders:
I am new to this Forum but not to motorcycling. (71 Years of age and 53 years of motorcycling).
One vital lesson (inter alia) I have learnt and yet to see mentioned is the relative angle between vehicles at intersections/cross-roads, particularly rural roads crossing a highway. On a Highway, as you approach a crossing rural/secondary/county road: -
CHECK THE ANGLE BETWEEN YOU AND ANY APPROACHING VEHICLE ON THE RURAL ROAD.
IF THE ANGLE DOES NOT CHANGE YOU WILL ARRIVE AT THE INTERSECTION AT THE SAME TIME.
You are dead bang wrong, here fellow. You are on a fixed roadway so the angles NEVER change. What varies is apparent SPEED.

If the apparent speed of the other is faster than you, then you will pass behind him. Slower and you will pass in front of him. If there is NO or little difference in apparent speed, you will CRASH.

I'm amazed you are still alive old timer but also wonder if others who you've advised are doing as well.
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