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06/19/97 07:52 AM
Just keep in mind the consequences of your actions. Here in LA, it is
perfectly legal to move between lanes of cars on a motorcycle. You can
also use the carpool lanes. If you're sitting in traffic in a car, guess
what, it was your choice to be driving a 17 foot long, 6 foot wide vehicle.
A motorcyclist will interpret a prank very differently, possibly like an
attempted murder. So don't be surprised if they just snap your arm off if
you stick it out in front of them, or follow you home and give you the
beating you deserve if you really do threaten their life with your 3,400
pound badge of courage.
>In my mind, a person tailgating me on a motorcycle is basically saying
>a complete jackass idiot and have no regard for my own life or anyone
>That being said, I would not "tap" my brakes, either. I often have
>motorcycles come up between lanes of traffic next to me, which invariably
>makes me want to throw my car door open into them. I don't do it, but I do
>usually stick my arm out the window as far as I can (I'm talking about
>stopped at lights here, not at speed). Am I a jerk for doing it? Not as
>much as they are.