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Re: No passing light?
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2019, 10:07:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
2. Get out of the way. Get out of the fast lane. Mostly considered rude.

Oh that too... I never do that, so I completely omitted that. That's very rude over here as well. That's how d@ucheb@gs introduce themselves on the left lane... true... forgot about that one...
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Re: No passing light?
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2019, 11:22:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
Oh that too... I never do that, so I completely omitted that. That's very rude over here as well. That's how d@ucheb@gs introduce themselves on the left lane... true... forgot about that one...

Call me rude, then!

Most frequently, I use the flash to let drivers (mostly big trucks) know they have the room to move into the traffic lane in front of me.

I will flash the vehicle in front of me if the driver is slowing traffic behind their vehicle and has the room to get over.

Even when going significantly faster than other traffic, I keep in the right lane, except to pass.  Just like God intended.   :001:

The Sprint was the first bike that had the "passing light" switch.  I thought it was neat, but kind of silly.  Why add an extra switch when you can just flick you hi/lo switch?
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Re: No passing light?
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2019, 02:10:04 AM »
Well, I'll give my take on it:  When approaching an intersection with possible left turning traffic I will hold the bright lights on to indicate I am coming through.  Calls attention to my presence and that I have the right of way. I also switch on the high beam when lane splitting, and switch off when done. Been working so far.

A brief flash after being overtaken indicates that it's safe for the overtaking vehicle to merge back into my lane.  This is similar to truckers dimming their lights on the highway for overtaking vehicles to indicate it's safe to merge back in.  This doesn't get used often...

A quick flash means I'll yield to oncoming traffic.  A brief double flash says "thank you" after the fact.

I rarely use the horn.  Maybe a little tap if someone does something stupid right in front of me.  Usually not worth getting all worked up over. 

This is by no means written rules of the road, but seems to be kind of understood here in Los Angeles. 

 

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Re: No passing light?
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2019, 02:17:55 AM »
About the only time I use the horn is when merging traffic obviously doesn't see me, usually because I am in their blind spot.
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Re: No passing light?
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2019, 04:10:55 AM »
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I love it.
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