Motorbike Filter Crash

Motorbike filtering / lane splitting has a nasty crash with a Land Rover. Turn up the volume a bit. See below for more information.

The biker involved in the crash was just a fellow biker and here is my view of what happened, as I was there 😉

The Biker waiting in the traffic did not filtering down the right side as the Truck was indicating right and had pulled over to the right somewhat. After a few pedal cyclist had indeed filtered down the inside (not shown in video there is a cut at the start) the biker decides to do the same.
It also my view that he intended to go left at the junction not go straight on but changed his mind at the last moment for what ever reason. Its hard to see on the video but he did seem to get ready to take the corner (moved over slightly and looked into the corner) and change his mind at the last moment.

The Land Rover approached the junction indicating he wanted to cross (the junction has a KEEP CLEAR box) and flashed the Truck(?) with his head lights (indicating the Truck had indeed signaled to him it was OK to proceed).

While the filter was ill-advised the Land Rover should have also crossed the junction with better control as he could also not see past the Truck but that said so should have the Biker for exactly the same reason.


The Highway Code

Section 211 which is specifically about cyclists and motorcyclists:

“It is often difficult to see motorcyclists and cyclists, especially when they are coming up from behind, coming out of junctions, at roundabouts, overtaking you or filtering through traffic. Always look out for them before you emerge from a junction; they could be approaching faster than you think. When turning right across a line of slow-moving or stationary traffic, look out for cyclists or motorcyclists on the inside of the traffic you are crossing. Be especially careful when turning, and when changing direction or lane. Be sure to check mirrors and blind spots carefully.”

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