Moto GP Racer
Join Date: Mar 2005
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Come off it, Monster, it's clearly 100% the driver's fault. The only other factor is the excessive construction equipment, but it doesn't mean you can ignore red lights.
Too many people here come on the site and say we have to be ready for anything and watch out for the unexpected. That's a very tired cliché and obvious to anyone who's been riding for a while. I bet the rider does watch out most of the time, but this was one of those moments he didn't. If he'd hammered on the brakes and stopped in time, avoiding the blue car, but been subsequently rear-ended, I'm sure somebody would be saying he should've been more aware of what was behind him and moved over. Nobody here expects the law to protect us perfectly, but we do expect it to function to some degree regulating traffic, otherwise we'd all be down after going about one block regardless of how much attention we paid.
Last edited by Maaku; 06-25-2013 at 04:56 PM.