Ducati rider with zero roadcraft

5 months ago...more

I'm already positioned to take a right turn ahead, arm up indicating this. White helmet, flashing light on the Fly12, high viz gilet. Ducati rider commits himself to an overtake with very poor positioning leading up to the decision to pull out giving himself little view or time to gather the information to make an informed and safe decision. Tardy throttle usage means he's overtaking slower than a disability scooter which compounds his mistake in the first place exposing us both for what seemed like an eternity. Luckily I'd moved to avoid the wash from the lorry so it gives him space he never had. I ride motorbikes too and with examples like this I can see why the daisy watchers on powered two wheels give us a bad name.

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Date of incident
01/10/2023 08:22AM
Incident type
Close call
Location of incident
Linton Hill, Maidstone, ME17 4AS, United Kingdom