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View Results: Fairness or expediency?
Wait your turn in line, rude dog! 28 28.87%
Bikes are small, cars are big. Life is unfair. 69 71.13%
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:43 AM   #1
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right turn etiquette

You're sitting in your car at a stoplight, waiting to turn right because a car in front of you is going straight and there's no turn lane. Your blinker is on. A motorcyclist passes between you and the curb, and turns right.

Rude? Unfair? Or acceptable, if the room is there?
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:53 AM   #2
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Rude/fair/whatever.

If the situation is reversed what is your opinion. If continuing straight, do you pull your bike forward and to the left so the cars behind you can squeeze through and make the right turn.

I do.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:57 AM   #3
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Not really legal in much of the US, but I do it a lot on a scooter. Of course I also park on sidewalks.

The best thing is to be polite to others when driving or riding. Think about how your actions impact them.

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Old 10-10-2013, 07:04 AM   #4
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Dangerous. Your view of oncoming traffic, and their view of you is limited by any cars on your left.

Rude or no, it's a dangerous move.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:06 AM   #5
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I try to not do things that may piss people off. Especially people that are bigger (cars, trucks, BIG trucks) than me!
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:07 AM   #6
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Rude/fair/whatever.

If the situation is reversed what is your opinion. If continuing straight, do you pull your bike forward and to the left so the cars behind you can squeeze through and make the right turn.

I do.
I do too. I will even wave them by. Long as its done at a reasonable slow speed, no harm done
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:11 AM   #7
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If it fits, it ships.

If I'm turning right in my truck and can get by with more than 3" clearance on either side I'll do it, and I wouldn't expect anyone else not to.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:15 AM   #8
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It's honestly never even crossed my mind that someone might think it's rude. If I can squeeze by without leaving a clutch lever scrape down the side of the car then I'm going for it. And yes, if I'm on the bike or in the truck and I'm going straight I try to leave enough space for right turners behind me to make it through.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:29 AM   #9
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Would be stupid if the bike didn't.


But as we know, by doing so I'm a terrorizing asshat who should be shot down before randomly attacking other drivers.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:29 AM   #10
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I say let him, but wouldn't do it myself. People do dumb things like turn right without blinkers right into bikes, other cars, pedestrians, ditches, etc.

In this situation I move aside for right turners especially a bike, just being polite I guess. Live and let live. I don't own the road.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:37 AM   #11
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You're sitting in your car at a stoplight, waiting to turn right because a car in front of you is going straight and there's no turn lane. Your blinker is on. A motorcyclist passes between you and the curb, and turns right.

Rude? Unfair? Or acceptable, if the room is there?

Fairness or expediency?
Wait your turn in line, rude dog!
Bikes are small, cars are big. Life is unfair.
Your poll shows your selfishness. There is NOTHING "unfair" about it.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:47 AM   #12
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You poll shows your selfishness. There is NOTHING "unfair" about it.
I'm the motorcyclist. Got honked at, vaguely uneasy about it.

Fairness and politeness are hardly set in stone, now, are they?
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:52 AM   #13
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Dangerous. Your view of oncoming traffic, and their view of you is limited by any cars on your left.

Rude or no, it's a dangerous move.
If it's dangerous, so is any right-hand turn on red when there's a car in the left-turn lane. Depending on the intersection, most people inch forward until they can see what they need to see. And most people don't get hit.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:56 AM   #14
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IMHO the riders safety is INCREASED because;
1. His hind end isn't waiting to get rear-ended behind you.
2. his side is well protected by your vehicle/vehicle in front of you.

Lastly...WTF ever happened to simple (formerly common) courtesy? If you CAN let someone proceed in travel (foot, car/truck, bicycle, skateboard, scooter or motorcycle) unhindered, you should do so, as long as no one's safety is affected.

Need more fiber in your diet?
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:02 AM   #15
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If you CAN let someone proceed in travel (foot, car/truck, bicycle, skateboard, scooter or motorcycle) unhindered, you should do so, as long as no one's safety is affected.
Agreed.


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Need more fiber in your diet?
Good lord, a lot of us do.
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