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Old 04-24-2013, 08:28 AM   #1
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:36 AM   #2
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Holy crap!!! That could have been VERY bad for the rider. Good on him for his lane choice. What I don't understand is why the Nissan stopped in the middle of the road. For that matter, there were two bikes also stopped on the side for no apparent reason. Wonder what was going on?
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:46 AM   #3
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Surprised the motorcyclists just didn't drag the dumb shit driver out and slap the crap out of him/her!

Amazing!
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:51 AM   #4
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Is it possible that was a funeral procession and that is why the first two motorcycles had stopped?

Then the Nissan stops, and the truck just isn't paying attention at all.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:10 AM   #5
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Wow, just Wow! After reading the title and seeing the rider sitting to the side, I was wondering if the car in front of him was going to be rear-ended? I was right but still went
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:21 AM   #6
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I would be watching the mirrors in any unexpected stop like that, it was just pot luck the driver did not try to dodge right.
Texting I bet, and had no time to think about dodging.

None of the riders reacted at all, before or after....
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:56 AM   #7
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Is it possible that was a funeral procession and that is why the first two motorcycles had stopped?
Yes, funeral procession. News report:
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:35 AM   #8
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Another reason not to stop for funeral procession when traveling opposite way. I've had cars swerve over into the left lane on a 4 lane hwy (opposite direction of procession)just to keep people from passing.

I appreciate the sign of respect but the sudden instance of cars pulling over, swerving, slamming on brakes, then pulling back onto the roadway just creates an unnecessarily confusing and dangerous situation.

Rider lucked out the driver didn't go right or straight.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:36 AM   #9
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Yes, funeral procession. News report:
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If y'all come up here, be advised us yankees don't stop for an oncoming funeral. We can also drive next to a procession going the same way on a multi lane road. The only thing you can't do is interfere with or impede a procession.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:39 AM   #10
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Why do people stop for those things when they are on the other side of the road?
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:46 AM   #11
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Holy Frig!

I just ordered a cam and hope never to take footage like that.

I have never heard of pull over & stop for a passing funeral procession. If indeed that is a law/custom it seems best suited to the days of horse drawn carriages and should probably be revised.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:48 AM   #12
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Wow I never even knew there was some sort of etiquette with the funeral processions. I mean obviously you wouldn't just merge into one, but why stop??? For that matter, I passed a few when going on a two lane street. I would slow down as to not blast past them, but sped back up as soon as I was ahead.

Why put yourself in danger, as well as cause traffic?
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:55 AM   #13
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Wow I never even knew there was some sort of etiquette with the funeral processions. I mean obviously you wouldn't just merge into one, but why stop??? For that matter, I passed a few when going on a two lane street. I would slow down as to not blast past them, but sped back up as soon as I was ahead.

Why put yourself in danger, as well as cause traffic?

It must be a southern thing I never heard of oncoming traffic stopping....

I bet the rider had to check is drawers after that,,,
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:58 AM   #14
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I don't think there was any reason for those folks to be stopped like that. The road looked clear and the opposite traffic was fine, no issues that I can see. The rider got really lucky.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:06 PM   #15
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If y'all come up here, be advised us yankees don't stop for an oncoming funeral. We can also drive next to a procession going the same way on a multi lane road. The only thing you can't do is interfere with or impede a procession.
Same thing for us Westerners--we stay out of their way, but we don't pull over and stop when they're just travelling along. We do, of course, stop to let the procession turn uninterrupted, but their escort will have stopped traffic for that.

Also, if you're going to stop for whatever reason, GET THE HELL OFF THE ROAD. The motorcyclists got clear to the right shoulder, but had the blue car actually pulled over instead of stopping in the middle of the damn road, the idiot pickup driver might have been able to avoid him.
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