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Sharing the road with motorcycles!

My daughter and I were admiring a motorcycle with those really high handlebars, driving in the lane to the left of us, as we were driving north on the east end of the Henday, Saturday at 12:15.

All of a sudden, a dark brown Chevy pickup cut into the lane the motorcycle was driving in. That poor biker had to swerve into our lane to avoid getting plowed over. Luckily I was paying attention to the bike, as I could brake and slightly turn onto the shoulder.

The biker waved his arm in disbelief, as did I. You did not, at any point, notice the horrendous accident you almost caused. My daughter tried to get your plate but you were too far. Honestly, I was shocked and feel so bad for that biker.

Please pay attention to others before you change lanes. This time of the year there are a lot of motorcycles on the road enjoying the weather. They deserve to feel safe.

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  1. Jayne Redux Jayne Redux says:

    TG you were doing your job right!!

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  2. Steven Owen Steven Owen says:

    That’s the bad part of being in Alberta.. so many people with lifted trucks and tow mirrors that have SOOOO many blind spots. It should be illegal.

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    • Rick O Rick O'Shay says:

      You’ve clearly never driven a bigger truck. There’s no more blind spots in a lifted truck than one that isn’t unless it’s a monster truck.
      There’s stupid drivers in little Honda’s that don’t shoulder check.

      Not the vehicle, it’s the driver. And before you feel the need to assume i have a big lifted truck, i drive a Honda prelude. 🙂

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    • Steven Owen Steven Owen says:

      I’ve been in many large trucks, and the viewing angle from the driver seat is reduced the higher it is.. it’s math.

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    • Steven Owen Steven Owen says:

      Sorry to ruin your smartass comment, lol

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    • Tylar Wall Tylar Wall says:

      If u are a smart biker you don’t drive in the blind spots, So u don’t get run over. I do also agree with Rick O’Shay it is the driver that is the dumb ass and not the vehicle….also to ruin your dumb ass comment it is illegal to have a big lifted truck your bumper has to be a specific height from the ground. People do get fined for this.

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    • Steven Owen Steven Owen says:

      People get fined for it, so you’re saying people do it. The contradiction is real lol

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    • Tylar Wall Tylar Wall says:

      Obviously people lift trucks and not put mudlfaps on and keep there tow mirrors out, But your comment clearly says “it should be illegal” I am pointing out to you that it is illegal and you should brush yourself up on the laws in Alberta.

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    • Steven Owen Steven Owen says:

      Okay that’s not even what I was originally talking about, lol.

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    • Steven Owen Steven Owen says:

      As I said in my OP, what is currently legal, should be illegal. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    • Tylar Wall Tylar Wall says:

      “That’s the bad part of being in Alberta.. so many people with lifted trucks and tow mirrors that have SOOOO many blind spots. It should be illegal.” Please fill me in as to what u are talking about then in your original post.

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    • Steven Owen Steven Owen says:

      I’m not sure how I can make it any clearer to you, lol. Jacked up trucks with tow mirrors have massive blind spots in front, behind, and on the passenger side. The visible area for the driver is reduced depending on the profile of the door, and it’s height from the ground.
      Vehicles with massive blind spots should be illegal imo. Do you understand what I’m trying to say now? I’ve driven in large trucks, and ridden my motorcycle near them.

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    • Steven Owen Steven Owen says:

      分かりましたか???

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    • Tylar Wall Tylar Wall says:

      So we go back to it is illegal to have jacked up trucks. Exactly what I said earlier

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    • Steven Owen Steven Owen says:

      Jacked up being a relative term. I’m saying the legal limit is excessive on most pickups. Why don’t you understand what I’m saying.

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    • Steven Owen Steven Owen says:

      Actually, fuck it. You’re trolling me anyways, so I’ll just block you

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    • Rick O Rick O'Shay says:

      Lifted trucks average 3″ taller and max out at about 6-8″ in added height. I fail to see how this creates extra blind spots.

      Ever look in a big trucks mirror and wonder why there’s always two sections? That bubbly part at the bottom basically covers your blind spot, and being as these trucks were designed to tow things, the motors actually cover more area than your Honda Civic does. Lol

      Ignorance here is astounding.

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    • Rick O Rick O'Shay says:

      Cube vans have huge blind spots as there is no possible way to see out the back. We better get on the horn with mayor Mandel

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    • Steven Owen Steven Owen says:

      You assume all lifted truck drivers understand how to use convex mirrors, lol

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  3. You have to shoulder check. Regardless of your vehicle size.

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  4. This is how a lot of accidents happen. By ppl who just don’t care about others. Oh. Sorry . It’s never the car or truck fault! How silly of me.

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  5. Ask anybody who’s caused serious harm or death in an accident how their lives were forever changed. I guarantee that no amount of insurance coverage takes that guilt away, nor should it. I’m all for driving being a privilege and not a right.

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  6. We were heading to our lake lot last weekend and we were driving behind four men on bikes. We were driving a good distance away and they all signaled they were turning left. We were going straight. Then all of a sudden the guy in the front swerves back into our lane as well as the other three. We needed up stopping at a construction zone and I have them a clapping of the hands, a “way to go”. And the last guy comes to our window and I was ready to rip him one. But right away he says “SO SORRY!!! The guy driving doesn’t know what he’s doing. Really sorry. He gives the rest of us a bad name!”

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  7. Etnie Mans Etnie Mans says:

    It’s not just bikes. My truck was almost ran off the henday because some lady switched lanes without shoulder checking. We went into the shoulder and slammed on the horn. Not even a sheepish apology wave. Just a glance in the rear view mirror. People need to pay attention on the roads in general.

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    • And merging is the worst! Speed up and fly over 2 lanes into your lane without looking. Almost everytime that’s happened it’s someone talking on the phone too

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  8. Yes. It’s the season for bikers. Pay attention, people!

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