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Very close call, do you stop?
Me and my buddy are riding on a two lane highway, we are in the left lane, I am on the left (near the double yellow lines) he is on the right, the light in front of us was yellow for an extended period of time coming up to it so we both stop. I look in my rear view and there is a girl in a honda civic behind us, coming on fast, very fast. As we were stopped there was a van approaching in the right lane as well slowing down to stop, but not up to the light yet and had not stopped yet. The girl behind us slams on her brakes, locks up the tires, and some how manages to swerve right and make it in between the extremely small gap between my buddy and the approaching van in the right lane, tires still locked up, and ends up just continuing and makes the right at the light. This incident is difficult to explain and I hope I make sense. We were stopped and the van coming up on the right lane next to us was in like a staggered position when she squeezed in between the two.
The funny thing is, all this happens, my friend was missed by inches, and after it all happens he turns to me and goes "wtf bro? how the heck did you make that much smoke?" He did not even notice what happened. He never saw the civic, and did not know until we were done with our ride when I told him. I guess thats what happens when you ride with headphones blaring in your ears.
My question is do you stop at yellow lights or just blow them? Yeah, its dangerous blowing yellow lights but you never know if the person behind you is on the gas thinking "oh hes on a street bike hes deff gonna run it".
I am so grateful nothing happened to me, especially after just making the first payment on my bike. I could have died today, along with my buddy.