Close Call - Can I call law enforcement?

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by richard.bessey, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    No. You should stop riding straight down the road expecting drivers to see you. Add lateral motion.

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  2. BLU HWY

    BLU HWY Guilty By-Stander

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    Watch for the SMIDSY & remain wreckless...:wink:
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  3. linkweewee

    linkweewee tantum quantum

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    Were you standing on your pegs at the time?
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  4. richard.bessey

    richard.bessey Hard Rider

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    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.
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  5. mlyamkaw

    mlyamkaw Drill Baby Drill

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    This works great to get tailgaters off your ass also. If that fails, hang your feet off the pegs and do it. If that fails, stand on the pegs and do it. Most people don't want to run over the out of control motorcyclist. :lol3
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  6. southforkspeedster

    southforkspeedster koolaidless

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  7. Beerslayer

    Beerslayer Journeyman Bike Knocker

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    Here it comes :lol3


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  8. peterman

    peterman cop magnet

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    I stood up on my pegs,
    I dropped my trousers,
    I unfurled a roll of toilet paper into the breeze,
    and the traffic seemed to disappear behind me!:clap
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  9. Eris

    Eris Been here awhile

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    Swerving or standing on pegs does work to get people to back off or pay attention... well most people. Sort of funny to see the tailgater way behind you just because you stood up. Usually it just means I'm too hot and need a better breeze but hey, if they think it means something else I'll take it!
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  10. earwig

    earwig Crowbar of Embrayage

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    Assume that you are invisible and everybody is trying to kill you.


    I'm not joking.
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  11. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    earwig :knary
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  12. boomhwr

    boomhwr Been here awhile

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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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  13. Tirespin

    Tirespin Been here awhile

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    Until now, I'd dismissed this technique. I'll start now, thanks! :rofl

    And, don't bother w/ cops. Captured on radar or red light cam? No? Sorry.
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  14. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    all the replies/posts, based on the OP not having edited I'll venture to say:

    WRECKLESS = GOOD

    RECKLESS = BAD

    (Where's Klay when you really need him?)
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