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Old 08-25-2011, 11:21 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by earwig View Post
Assume that you are invisible and everybody is trying to kill you.

I'm not joking.

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Old 08-25-2011, 12:40 PM   #32
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As for the reporting to the cops, if it didn't happen if front of them they cant issue a citation. But you can, as long as you have the right plate and can identify the driver. When court time comes, cop will only show up to testify that the citation was issued. The rest is up to you.
The parking lot crashes can be investigated by the police, but most agencies won't due the time it takes and any citation will probably be tossed because it is private property. You can ask for a walk in report so there is something on file and a department case file assigned. It will at least give the names of those involved and it will not get lost (hopefully). This is the way it should be, but not how it happens. And if the first officer doesn't listens, ask for a supervisor. On another note, if it is a city department you can always ask for a county or state officer. Sometimes that helps.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:26 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by richard.bessey View Post
I have been experimenting swerving back in forth inside my lane when approaching intersections.
I am suprised how well this works.
1st off, I notice people notice my bike much more when they see a light going back and forth in the lane.
2nd, its fun (I get carried away sometimes)
3rd, I think other drivers think I am wreck less when swerving. I have total control of the bike and feel comfortable doing it, but I think it worries other drivers so they pay alot more attention.

Also, I am contemplating purchasing a headlight modulator. They are roughly $100 and I would have to wire it in.
Until now, I'd dismissed this technique. I'll start now, thanks!

And, don't bother w/ cops. Captured on radar or red light cam? No? Sorry.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:33 PM   #34
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all the replies/posts, based on the OP not having edited I'll venture to say:



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