I agree with ya there. I can see both sides of the issue. I know the road was probably posted as 55 with the yellow 35mph signs in the curves. I know they are "Advised Safe Speed" signs. But it is not always road conditions, they could be there for blind entrances and other reasons. I feel they should have some traffic violations in their hands.That [email protected] in the truck should be off the road. He should lose his license and face criminal charges. His ignorance is dangerous!
You're right; finding the right words is difficult.
Those [email protected] on the bikes should get a handful of tickets as well.
It doesn't matter if you like to ride fast on a particular road; take a little time and ride with a little more caution when around others.
I have been around some of those sportbikes that put me in danger because I am trying not to hit them.
They want to live on the edge and push the limits. Thats fine; just don't include me!
All around the situation was made worse by stupidity.
I had a sportbike pass my truck on the interstate @ 70+ doing a wheelie. He set it down about 20 yards in front of me and bounced the tire or something because he got some pretty bad wobble that took what seemed like forever to straighten out.I agree with ya there. I can see both sides of the issue. I know the road was probably posted as 55 with the yellow 35mph signs in the curves. I know they are "Advised Safe Speed" signs. But it is not always road conditions, they could be there for blind entrances and other reasons. I feel they should have some traffic violations in their hands.
The guy in the pickup, probably lives there and gets tired of those guys buzzing by all the time. Could have had past encounters with them in the past. We don't know the full story and probably never will. BUT there is no excuse in the world why he should have acted the way he did. I think he should get get jail time over this.
I was passed once by 3 sport bikes on a larger 2 lane road around here. It started with me driving along and in about a 3 mile streatch I saw 3-4 State Troopers sitting in wide spots waiting. After I passed them I got BUZZED by 3 of those sport bike guys had to be doing 100+. I was doing 55 and I could barley tell you what color bikes they were on. A few seconds later the state troopers came with lights going but not trying to catch him, but making good time. (I figured they were waiting to find them piled up). I saw them at a gas station a few miles up the road being stuffed in the back of the trooper cars. Don't know what was charged or anything else but they did get cuffed stuffed.I had a sportbike pass my truck on the interstate @ 70+ doing a wheelie. He set it down about 20 yards in front of me and bounced the tire or something because he got some pretty bad wobble that took what seemed like forever to straighten out.
I wouldn't have been at fault, but I don't want to be part of any serious injury wreck.
On my bike, I was setting up for a nice curve with a switchback on a road I LOVE to ride.
I will admit that I was exceeding the speed limit and not expecting anyone to come up from behind.
I had shaved off my speed, let off my brake, shifted my weight and just started dip the bike; when a buzzy little mosquito crotch rocket shoots by on the yellow line.
This is a rural area and I have gone into that curve many times to find a F350 pulling a trailer well into my lane.
The truck driver in that video is way out of line, and a complete waste of skin. But, I know I have been pretty pissed at some of the sportbike crowd!
X2..... the reason why this is absolutely idiotic takes place between 1:54 & 1:59 where kids could have been nearbye. Country roads don't always equal isolation.The only ones I feel sorry for are the people unfortunate to watch this. Everyone in this video was in the wrong. They all need to sit in jail for a few hours.
Where he probably belongs!
Whats good for the goose is good for the gander. I agree.Where he probably belongs!
Though, again, those motorcycle riders deserve a few citations as well! EVERYONE has to follow the law, especially if you demand the people who put you in danger by not following the law be punished for failing to follow the law!
According to the articles I read the bikes weren't charged with a crime, but they were cited for passing on the double yellow and one or two other traffic violations.This was also posted on here sometime ago, maybe earlier last year, the resolution to the incident was also posted as it made the papers, from memory, the moron in the pick up was charged with various offenses, apparently, he was returning home from NC after some National Guard training.
Those on the bikes were not charged ... but i bet they think twice before passing another vehical on a double yellow.