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Offline Garfield

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Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« on: September 29, 2014, 06:57:07 pm »
Why do some bikers lane split with hazards on?

See one at least every day, today a Dakar on the way home.

Do they feel it makes them more visible?

My opinion:
- It is illegal
- You think it helps, false sense of security
- The people you want to see you will only see you when they check their mirrors, in which case they will see you anyway
- The people who see you are behind you, i.e. You have passed them, they do not matter anymore
- It prevents you from indicating when you need to
- You look like an insecure chop

Any positives in using them?
 

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 07:00:47 pm »
1 positive - you'll know at all time that the bulbs are still fine
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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2014, 07:02:58 pm »
1 positive - you'll know at all time that the bulbs are still fine

The 'the glass has space for more wine' guy, cool   :thumleft:
 

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 07:14:43 pm »
Stem. Dit is stupid.

Maar dan weer my bike kan dit nie doen nie so ek is seker maar net jealous.

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2014, 07:16:44 pm »
It for sure make you more visible even if it is illegal
 

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2014, 07:21:52 pm »
It for sure make you more visible even if it is illegal

Well then that means the retards driving with their fog lights on is also in the right since it makes them more visible too...

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2014, 07:24:20 pm »
It for sure make you more visible even if it is illegal

It might make you more visible but it does not make more people see you (they have to be looking to do that in the first place)

I ride behind guys like this often and they get cut of by the text brigade as much as any other rider.

Hence my thread.

Being visible means nothing unless people look.
 

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2014, 07:46:04 pm »
1 positive - you'll know at all time that the bulbs are still fine


Yet only sometimes do they work, then they don't, then they do...... :peepwall:
 

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2014, 07:53:13 pm »
Loud pipes is way better than a twinkle
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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2014, 08:02:07 pm »
Loud pipes is way better than a twinkle


Do not agree on that either, again I think you are heard after the fact, but just my opinion.
 

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2014, 08:10:33 pm »
Why do some bikers lane split with hazards on?

See one at least every day, today a Dakar on the way home.

Do they feel it makes them more visible?

My opinion:
- It is illegal
- You think it helps, false sense of security
- The people you want to see you will only see you when they check their mirrors, in which case they will see you anyway
- The people who see you are behind you, i.e. You have passed them, they do not matter anymore
- It prevents you from indicating when you need to
- You look like an insecure chop

Any positives in using them?

Agree with you ..... I call the hazard button /switch the Idiot button/switch.... If not used for it's intended purpose.
 

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2014, 08:34:07 pm »
Kyk Garfield, ek het nou wel so 2 glase Chardonay weg, maar ek stem heelhartig saam met jou.   ;D

Gaan my nou nie uitlaat oor lanesplitting nie, want hier by my sal dit maar sukkel om dit toe te pas. Dit is wel moer skrikwekkend as die etters(die slag as ons in die verkeer is) so skielik verby mens jaag. Normaalweg kyk mens mos voor jou en nie heeltyd in jou spieels nie. Dis ook heeltemal reg dat die moere met die harde pyppe jou laat skrik as hulle eers verby jou vlieg.

So ja, daar is geen sin vir harde pyppe en hazzers vir lanesplitters nie. Die splitters moet ook maar net meer bedag wees wat voor hulle kan gebeur en hoop die res sit hulle spieels en dophou.
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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2014, 08:45:20 pm »
Loud pipes is way better than a twinkle


Do not agree on that either, again I think you are heard after the fact, but just my opinion.

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2014, 08:45:48 pm »
Bad day in the traffic Garfield?  ;)

I must admit I have done this, but once only at night when sir lowrys pas was backed up all the way and I had to lane split from the top of the pass all the way to the R300 turn off on the n2.

It certainly helped that time.

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2014, 08:51:08 pm »
Bad day in the traffic Garfield?  ;)

I must admit I have done this, but once only at night when sir lowrys pas was backed up all the way and I had to lane split from the top of the pass all the way to the R300 turn off on the n2.

It certainly helped that time.

Not at all bad, and if people want to do that also good, I just do not see the point and am curious.

At night different story in some cases.
 

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2014, 08:54:12 pm »
Loud pipes , an orange light cover and a heap of attitude and they know I'm coming from a way off. You see cars making space tens of meters ahead.
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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2014, 08:59:42 pm »
My question is about hazards  ;)
 

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2014, 11:44:38 pm »
My question is about hazards  ;)
With you on this one...
Hazards are there to be used when one is stationary so that one does not get wiped out hopefully.
Using them while on the move is plain stupid. No one has an idea what you mean using them either. :sip:
 

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2014, 12:58:37 am »
Using hazards while riding is just stupid
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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2014, 06:24:42 am »
So far no logical reasons to do it, just one or two placebo comments...