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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2014, 07:41:36 am »
The rider tries to make people think that he is on his way to an emergency and they need to give way. Extremely arrogant if you ask me. Like the Blue light convoys.
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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2014, 07:44:36 am »
The rider tries to make people think that he is on his way to an emergency and they need to give way. Extremely arrogant if you ask me. Like the Blue light convoys.
Agreed. I've noticed it mostly on the highways, during peak traffic, and I think they guys with their hazards on reckon that it gives them the right to ride like a box.
 

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2014, 07:53:35 am »
I use them to say thank you to cagers when lane splitting so I don't have to take my hands off the grips.

I agree that leaving them on is dangerous and removes the option of indicating.

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2014, 08:15:13 am »
If you can only see one side of the bike you may mistake it for a lane changer  ???
 

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2014, 08:24:29 am »
I only use the hazards when riding on tar in thick mist.  And then it's only an attempt at preventing being rear-ended by some cager with a death wish.
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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2014, 08:27:38 am »
If you can only see one side of the bike you may mistake it for a lane changer  ???
Fair comment!

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2014, 08:28:56 am »
I only use the hazards when riding on tar in thick mist.  And then it's only an attempt at preventing being rear-ended by some cager with a death wish.

That one makes sense  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2014, 08:36:03 am »
Loud pipes is way better than a twinkle


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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2014, 08:36:17 am »
If you can only see one side of the bike you may mistake it for a lane changer  ???
Fair comment!

Agreed, has happened to me. Also the reverse, guy changes lanes with hazards on so no one knows where he is going. I actually saw him thumbing the indicator so he wanted to indicate.
 

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2014, 08:37:00 am »
Loud pipes is way better than a twinkle


Amen sister :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

This thread is about hazards, not pipes, try stay on topic for a change  ::)
 

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2014, 08:39:24 am »
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?

No positives, just stupid.
 

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2014, 08:40:15 am »
Loud pipes is way better than a twinkle


Amen sister :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

This thread is about hazards, not pipes, try stay on topic for a change  ::)

Pipes are better than hazards, anyway. It's cold in Prieska this morning.
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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2014, 10:28:19 am »
Riding with hazards. I think its either wannabe taxi drivers or its taxi drivers that got bikes.
 

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2014, 10:33:43 am »
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 #34 on: September 30, 2014, 10:40:28 am »
hazards on and lane splitting
crazy!!!!!!
Car drive don't see bikes because they are looking for cars!!!!!!
They may see the flashing light? but with everything going on around them  not make a cognative connection with BIKE! they still may not put 2+2 together? strange as it may seem that how the brain works
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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2014, 10:45:27 am »
hazards on and lane splitting
crazy!!!!!!
Car drive don't see bikes because they are looking for cars!!!!!!
They may see the flashing light? but with everything going on around them  not make a cognative connection with BIKE! they still may not put 2+2 together? strange as it may seem that how the brain works
I don't lane split as I dont want to be the meat in a metal sandwich
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That is exactly why I do lane split.  I would rather take my chances with seeing it coming from the side, than not seeing it coming from the rear.

Sorry Garfield, slightly off topic here!

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2014, 11:01:40 am »
I've never used hazard lights on a motorbike. Ever. The button might just as well not be there.  ???
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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #37 on: September 30, 2014, 12:04:25 pm »
I only use the hazards when riding on tar in thick mist.  And then it's only an attempt at preventing being rear-ended by some cager with a death wish.

That is sensible. In thick mist lots of people switch on their hazards, but that is so that people coming from behind can see you are there.

I also switch on my hazards when I come over a rise and see the traffic stationary on the other side. But then they are off again after the guy behind me is doing my speed.

The rest of the time I also think that riding with hazards on is stupid for the reasons mentioned.

I am speculating now, but I think it might actually have a bad influence on the way that someone conducts himself in traffic: You think you are more visible, so you ride a bit faster, you make slightly more risky moves just because you think people are actually noticing you more.

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2014, 12:17:23 pm »
I do it every day, maybe a false sense or security - either way a blinking light might, just maybe catch a drivers eye in the side mirror...

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2014, 12:29:23 pm »
I do it every day, maybe a false sense or security - either way a blinking light might, just maybe catch a drivers eye in the side mirror...

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