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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2014, 12:41:50 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...
...and think that I was changing lanes so he doesn't have to worry about me.


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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2014, 12:52:04 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 #42 on: September 30, 2014, 12:53:02 pm »
As in everything, those who believe it is the right thing to do will not be convinced otherwise. I have a friend who always uses his hazards, I tried to convince him that it is dangerous but he would have none of it. I almost hit him a time or two as he looked like he was moving over but there is no way to tell what his intention was. I then just stopped riding with him.
 

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2014, 12:59:12 pm »
As in everything, those who believe it is the right thing to do will not be convinced otherwise. I have a friend who always uses his hazards, I tried to convince him that it is dangerous but he would have none of it. I almost hit him a time or two as he looked like he was moving over but there is no way to tell what his intention was. I then just stopped riding with him.

I will reconsider when using them - I didn't even know it was illegal or consider that it could be dangerous  :thumleft:
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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #44 on: September 30, 2014, 03:56:22 pm »
The problem is that when you have hazards on and change lanes or lane split at all...which I assume the guys riding with them flashing on do... then you cannot indicate to other drivers and riders. Which imho is a lot more dangerous and negate the little lights flashing which cagers looking in the rear-view probably wont really see until you are basically one or 2 car lengths away.
Rather get yourself a set of spots and then indicate when changing lanes.

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #45 on: September 30, 2014, 10:17:19 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 #46 on: October 01, 2014, 09:05:58 am »

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2014, 09:17:17 am »
I have read through this thread and I think WTF. when does  a person use hazards lights driving their car? It is the same for motorcycles. Motorcycles or any normal vehicle must abide to same rules.
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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2014, 09:44:09 am »
A flashing light is always a sign of hazard or danger.
Flashing lights attract the eye quicker than a steady light, so the definitely will call other road users' attention. Even official vehicles, like Police or Ambulances, etc, actually need to get authorization before driving with Lights, speed or both. (I think Mr. Zog will bear me out on this)
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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2014, 09:46:53 am »
Only if the road user is already looking in the general direction of the flashing light rather than his/her phone...
 

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #50 on: October 01, 2014, 09:55:28 am »
Only if the road user is already looking in the general direction of the flashing light rather than his/her phone...

Peripheral vision. It's why they do that eye test at the traffic department.
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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #51 on: October 01, 2014, 10:08:24 am »
Only if the road user is already looking in the general direction of the flashing light rather than his/her phone...

Peripheral vision. It's why they do that eye test at the traffic department.

Peripheral vision gives you (at most) the areas next to your doors where you are sitting in your car looking foreward.

How does that help someone coming from behind ?


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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #52 on: October 01, 2014, 10:14:41 am »
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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #53 on: October 01, 2014, 10:45:59 am »
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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2014, 11:18:20 am »
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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #55 on: October 01, 2014, 12:54:12 pm »
Stem. Dit is stupid.

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #56 on: October 01, 2014, 01:23:37 pm »
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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #57 on: October 01, 2014, 01:40:09 pm »
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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #58 on: October 01, 2014, 01:44:33 pm »
I haven't read the whole thread so this may have been said already

When I'm in the bakkie and it's dark I can't tell the diffs when I look in the review mirror between a bike that is lane splitting or a cars headlights. It's just a bunch of lights as I'm only glancing in the side mirror and not looking at it for ages trying to distinguish between the vehicles.

If I guy has his hazards on I see him immediately with a glance in the mirror. I think it is a good thing in the dark or rain.

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Re: Lane split with hazard lights on, why?
« Reply #59 on: October 01, 2014, 01:50:56 pm »
I haven't read the whole thread so this may have been said already

When I'm in the bakkie and it's dark I can't tell the diffs when I look in the review mirror between a bike that is lane splitting or a cars headlights. It's just a bunch of lights as I'm only glancing in the side mirror and not looking at it for ages trying to distinguish between the vehicles.

If I guy has his hazards on I see him immediately with a glance in the mirror. I think it is a good thing in the dark or rain.

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