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#938285 - 07/27/15 05:38 PM Re: Trying to Pass...Wake Up Call [Re: BigTup]  
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If you are paying attention the drivers in the cars often telegraph their intentions. If a vehicle waiting to overtake a a car ahead of him and is tailgating it's a sure sign he (or she) is going to pull out. If they are laying back and not crowding the car in front of them it's a safer bet that they are checking their mirrors, rather than the 6 inches of space in front of their car.


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#938303 - 07/27/15 09:28 PM Re: Trying to Pass...Wake Up Call [Re: pedro cerveza]  
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I really think I need two horn buttons.
One for the two stock horns to move a semi out of my lane.
The second for a horn with a friendlier, Roadrunner-style beep. Like this...
Well, just the meep-meep, the part after is already provided by the RT.


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#938465 - 07/29/15 01:26 PM Re: Trying to Pass...Wake Up Call [Re: BigTup]  
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Hi. What about flashing the high beams (passing lights) just before passing a vehicle? (It's the same idea as sounding the horn, but perhaps less provocative.)

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#938492 - 07/29/15 06:39 PM Re: Trying to Pass...Wake Up Call [Re: lkraus]  
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Originally Posted By: lkraus
Ohio law requires audibly signaling to the vehicle being overtaken. That is, blow your horn before passing so they know you are coming around. In practice, with the exception of driving school, I've never heard this happen.


So.......Those HD guys with the open pipes are actually obeying one law, after all.

#939003 - 08/04/15 01:22 PM Re: Trying to Pass...Wake Up Call [Re: blackyam]  
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Originally Posted By: blackyam
Hi. What about flashing the high beams (passing lights) just before passing a vehicle? (It's the same idea as sounding the horn, but perhaps less provocative.)

---John.
I often flash my lights before passing. with my strobes from the led's thay see me coming! thumbsup thumbsup


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#939090 - 08/05/15 02:34 AM Re: Trying to Pass...Wake Up Call [Re: 4wheeldog]  
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Originally Posted By: 4wheeldog
Originally Posted By: lkraus
Ohio law requires audibly signaling to the vehicle being overtaken. That is, blow your horn before passing so they know you are coming around. In practice, with the exception of driving school, I've never heard this happen.


So.......Those HD guys with the open pipes are actually obeying one law, after all.


Except they never pass...they are at the front going 5 under the limit.


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#939693 - 08/12/15 10:36 PM Re: Trying to Pass...Wake Up Call [Re: lkraus]  
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About 5 years ago in our area a young sport bike rider was last in a line of 5 cars that were driving much too slow for him. He swung out and accelerated hard. Unfortunately the reason the line was running slow is driver #1 was planning on making a left turn into a driveway. He made his turn and the sport bike rider hit him. End of sport bike rider.


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#940852 - 08/25/15 04:01 PM Re: Trying to Pass...Wake Up Call [Re: MT Wallet]  
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In the late 1950's in Texas, in Drivers Education, we were taught to both lightly beep the horn and flash your lights when passing.

Now that is considered aggressive driving!


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#940927 - 08/26/15 03:23 AM Re: Trying to Pass...Wake Up Call [Re: BigTup]  
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It's always a hassle.
I just play it by what I see there.
A lot of them see me coming up, and know I'm going to pass all of them. So they lay back and let me do it.
Some, slow ones, pull out in front of me to make a slow pass while I wait behind them. I don't. That's what lane splitting is for.
Sometimes I have to lane split passed 3 slow cars executing a slow pass.
You have to watch for some idiot in a "muscle car" (muscle head). They always think their road hog/gas hog can outrun a bike. Lane splitting always scares them, as they are worried about their paint job.
In Mexico, they have a system.
A slow truck or car, seeing you come up, looks for an opportunity for you to pass (they know the road).
Then they left turn signal.
That means pass now.
And they expect you to pass.
It's not a perfect system (is any system?)
Sometimes they are actually signaling to make a left turn.
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#941300 - 08/30/15 11:08 AM Re: Trying to Pass...Wake Up Call [Re: BigTup]  
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Another issue I passed two vehicles then two Harleys holding up the line when I swung passed the lead Harley looked at my speedo going 110 mph good thing a Montana state cop wasn't coming my way.

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