Dangerous road range encounter between motorcycle and Tesla

Published November 3, 2016 2,225,706 Plays

Rumble / Road RageTraffic safety is of the utmost importance, and no matter how much in a hurry we are, we must never disrespect the other drivers and put their life in danger! There are no excuses for behaving poorly on the freeway.
In this video, we can see a tense moment occurs when a reckless Tesla Model S driver cuts off a man riding a motorcycle, nearly causing an accident on the Camden/Branham/HWY 85 on-ramp in California. Not cool!
All drivers should always consider other people's safety, and drive responsibly and carefully, so let's hope that's a lesson learned for the reckless driver!

115 COMMENTS

  • Dennijr, 2 years ago

    i definitely wouldnt consider the tesla driver any more reckless than the bike. also, the tesla was cut off by the dude in front who not only changed lanes for no reason, but slammed on his breaks for no reason

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    • Kevlar, 2 years ago

      He was accelerating into merging traffic. See how his lane merged with the lane to his left? He basically shot the gap between a rapidly closing, slower moving vehicle and a motorcyclist. A motorcyclist with some leather and foam for protection, while Mr. Tesla tears around in an aluminum safety cage with airbags. How is that not more reckless than lane splitting, which is perfectly legal in California?

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      • hootbah, 2 years ago

        Biker's willingness to inject himself into hazardous positions is evidence of biker's failure to recognize reality of his level of protection ("leather and foam"). Why is it always someone else's responsibility to look out for your well-being when you have the direct and immediate control? "Legal" is not always smart! Big ego says: "all you must get out of the way for me" This is seldom the smart thought, often the path to disaster.

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        • Danyayasessions, 1 year ago

          Splitting lanes has nothing to do with egos. It is legal for us to split lanes in California. We have busy freeways here, a lot of stop and go traffic, even on the weekends. Most bikes do not have radiators, they are air cooled. Even with a radiator that does not prevent overheating, which will burn up your engine. On our first to Sturgis SD, we understood why it is illegal to split lanes in other states. Commute traffic in Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and SD was nothing compared to California traffic. I’m not going to lie, I have seen some bikers abuse it. If traffic is flowing at 35 mph or over there is no need to split lanes. While splitting, we only ride at 25-35 mph, and rev the engine or crank the music so people in cars can hear us and know we’re there. For the most part, most people understand and open up the lane.

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      • hootbah, 2 years ago

        Perfectly (come on now, it's a controversial subject, not a settled issue at all) legal is certainly not absolutely equivalent to perfectly safe. Passing a CHP car trapped and unable to catch biker to offer comment about danger of being a biker in traffic does not confer status of legality or wisdom of riding in traffic. Biker's choice of trading away body protection for speed advantage in traffic is HIS, not anyone else's Just a bit of food for thought.

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      • jsterr1, 2 years ago

        so is smacking yourself in the head with a hammer. doesnt make it a good idea.

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    • RogerP, 2 years ago

      You're an idiot Dennijr. Watch the video again. The tesla was not cut off, that guy was in his lane the entire time. Also, you're probably saying the biker was reckless because hes lane dividing, well clearly that is legal where he is, because he passed right by a cop, so think before your blurt your incorrect ignorant trash next time.

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      • ShaolinDave, 2 years ago

        Roger, maybe you should watch the video again. At 21 seconds, the other car is in the right lane, in front of the biker. By 22 seconds, he's in the left lane, in front of the Tesla. At 23 seconds, the car is stopped and you can see they hit the brakes. Besides that, the biker put himself in the situation by not obeying the light signal. At 17 seconds the Tesla has a green light (after the car next to it had a green light at about 12 seconds). One of those lights is for the left lane, one is for the right lane. There is no "in-between lanes" light for dumbass bikers. Bikers can't just stay between two lanes and ignore the signals for both of them, he should have pulled to the right and waited for a green signal on the right. At 28 seconds the biker drifts in front of the bug, and then he cuts off the silver minivan at 43 seconds.

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        • rozytee1, 1 year ago

          I agree! Lane splitting is crazy but when there are only two traffic signals you must choose a lane!!

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      • jsterr1, 2 years ago

        your logic is flawed. just because he passed a cop, doesnt mean its illegal. maybe it IS illegal where that was filmed and the cop was just sympathetic because he has a bike as well. lane splitting is NEVER a good or safe idea. all it takes is one car wanting to switch lanes to fuck that cyclist up. the driver of the car AND the cyclist were both wrong. both were reckless with little regard to anyone else.

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        • 98bravo, 2 years ago

          In CA it IS LEGAL to lane share. . http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-sac-essential-politics-updates-california-to-establish-lane-splitting-1470328822-htmlstory.html

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      • jsterr1, 2 years ago

        roger, watch the video again. imagine the car is accelerating at a greater pace than the bike. you cant see the car. all you can see is the dude that was in the right lane, just move over, well because he wanted to. the tesla had nowhere else to go except into the rear of the dickhead who didnt look before he changed lanes or into a stopped lane of traffic. the light is also supposed to help alternate busy traffic to ease merging. the bike ignored this and did what he wanted. all this shows is that everyone needs to retake drivers ed.

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      • hootbah, 2 years ago

        The car moved from right to left over in front of the Tesla. An alert and skillful biker would immediately become aware of a developing condition requiring correct response when the car from right started to left over in front of Tesla. The Tesla driver DID signal for move to right lane, although it could reasonably be argued he should have just remained behind that car and braked as well as the same argument for the biker. Careful, unbiased observation of whole scene does not lead to commendation for intelligent and civilized behavior for either biker or Teslaman.

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      • hootbah, 2 years ago

        Dennijr not an idiot by a long shot. Cop had NO opportunity to express any disapproval to biker about lane splitting...he was stuck in traffic. Correct details here: Car moved from right lane (which was not involved with merging and continued for all of video) into position ahead of Tesla. Biker did NOT stop for either lane signal. Tesla DID signal for change into right lane which continued for all of video. Admittedly, Tesla did go close in front of biker. Why does biker then get in lane which is involved with merging? Biker showed greater desire to show Tesla driver he (biker) had a "right to go ahead of Tesla than desire to protect his own safety.

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      • Mkelley101, 2 years ago

        Lane splitting may be legal in Cali. But that doesn't mean it's a good idea. Simply means anyone who does is rude inconsiderate jackasses and have no respect for others on the road . And just so you know, YES I DO RIDE A BIKE, and I WOULD have laughed my ass off if someone would have opened a door on his ass. I think I speak for a very large percentage of SERIOUS riders out there , cause real riders have respect for all drivers.

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    • ScaryDAve, 2 years ago

      Tesla driver was completely at fault. Lane splitting is legal in Cali. Tesla driver was behind the bike, passed on the left, cut the bike off by merging the wrong way and then slammed on the breaks. I've had this happen to me thousands of times over many decades. It's just normal, everyday asshole driving by cage drivers. Nothing new at all.

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    • bohuggabee, 1 year ago

      agreed. the tesla has a ton of power, he clearly was flaunting it, the bike was a self absorbed dick like all motorcyclists are, and the real person to blame is the guy that can;t understand merge lanes and stops on a long stretch of merge lane resulting in other drivers having to be attentive and offensive as a result. they are for picking up speed to merge, not to slow down on. two guys stretching their nuts at one another, and a driver that doesn't know how to drive.

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  • Goodlife, 2 years ago

    CHP permits lane splitting only when it is "Safe and Prudent" to do so....... clearly not the case here. Besides the motorcyclist cut off at least two people himself before acting like an even bigger idiot.... As a rider of over 20 years and tens of thousands of miles in the saddle. This rider deserves some road rash.

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    • hdriderru, 2 years ago

      Have you been riding a scooter for 20 years? In your opinion Tesla driver did nothing wrong?

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      • Goodlife, 2 years ago

        My statement was solely directed at the stupid motorcycle rider who in that clip created the situation to begin with and continued to ride stupidly, racking up one citable offense after another.

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        • hdriderru, 2 years ago

          Which offense? Lane splitting or being pissed?

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    • Kevlar, 2 years ago

      Not the case here? I'm struggling to think of a SAFER place to split than a metered onramp, where cars are nearly stopped, and unlikely to hop between lanes. Who did he "cut off"? He filtered to the front, then proceeded through the green with the Tesla. The CA vehicle code related to lane sharing doesn't explicitly state what to do in this scenario (whether the motorcyclist should proceed through along with a car, or be treated as a passenger vehicle - 1 vehicle per light), but the logical answer is that the motorcyclist should proceed through -with- a vehicle. Otherwise he or she is effectively cutting the line. We allow motorcyclists to use the HOV lane and to lane split as it eases congestion for the rest of us who aren't riding. Win-win. Clearly, experience doesn't always equal proficiency...

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  • Jenny, 2 years ago

    The Tesla driver's only choice was to either cut off the motorcycle or rearend the car that stopped in front of him. I would've done the same thing the Tesla driver did.

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    • RPDNLV, 2 years ago

      or... Slow down because there is a car merging into traffic in his lane. Slow down is another option.

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    • davessworks, 2 years ago

      Or he could have driven at a sensible speed on the on ramp instead of trying to catch the motorcyclist to teach him a lesson . . .

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      • hootbah, 2 years ago

        Try this on for size..Two wrongs...equal culpability!

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    • RogerP, 2 years ago

      Jenny... like many other people posting here... WATCH THE VIDEO AGAIN!! The car in front of the tesla was there the entire time, it was no big suprise for him, he absolutely planned on cutting off that motorcycle from the beginning.

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    • ScaryDAve, 2 years ago

      No the tesla driver was BEHIND the bike as soon as the bike took off. The tesla driver would have had to floor it to pass that bike. An the Tesla certainly has the power to do that. There is no excuse for passing the bike at that point and then cutting him off. None at all.

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  • tutva, 2 years ago

    How about the douchebag biker waiting in traffic like everyone else instead of thinking his time is more valuable and driving up the center of the road. Someone should have opened their door and let him smack into it.

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    • RPDNLV, 2 years ago

      Lane splitting is legal in California. The bike is not breaking the law. He even passed a California Highway Patrol car in line for the onramp. Mr. Tesla snob was butthurt because the bike went straight to the front of the line while Mr. Tesla snob had to wait in line. Mr. Tesla snob did not like the fact that the bike came to the front of the line and accelerated when the light turned green. Mr. Tesla snob is a self appointed road morality police officer. Mr. Tesla snob took it upon himself to teach that biker a lesson in road manners. Go back and pause at 00:22. There were two lanes merging. The lane the Tesla was in had a car slowing to merge into traffic (because reasonable drivers do that). The lane with the bike did not. Mr. Tesla snob did not like the fact that his lane was blocked so he accelerated and changed lanes at the last possible second passing on the right and causing a dangerous situation the bike had to maneuver to avoid... yeah. He is a stuck up asshole with a proclivity for reckless driving .

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    • hootbah, 2 years ago

      Door opening is a temptation, but not a civilized option.

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      • thumper62460, 2 years ago

        A bucket of ballbearings is a better idea.

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  • RPDNLV, 2 years ago

    Lane splitting is legal in California. The bike is not breaking the law. He even passed a California Highway Patrol car in line for the onramp.

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    • CRSTARDUST, 2 years ago

      Lane splitting is just "NUTS"....THROW OPEN driver's side door and it's OVER.....

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      • RPDNLV, 2 years ago

        So you're going on record advocating assault against another human being because you don't like a law which allows lane splitting which reduces traffic congestion and exhaust emissions?

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        • CRSTARDUST, 2 years ago

          Lane "splitting" IS NOT ALLOWED in my state of residence...take your "argument", up with our DOT director, the state police, county and city......have a "great" day you retard.

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  • bnickles, 2 years ago

    Why am I not surprised that it is perfectly legal to be a complete dick and drive like one in California??? Both drivers can be described as such.

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  • Esprit, 2 years ago

    Motorcycles should be in the driving lane, not cutting between lanes, if they expect to be recognized by auto drivers. The motorcycle rider was the one being reckless. He was driving in the Tesla's blind spot and not obeying the rules of the road. He deserves the crash that's going to come to him soon.

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    • anonymus, 2 years ago

      Lane splitting is legal in California, Tesla driver was totally at fault

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      • Esprit, 2 years ago

        Thank you. I didn't know that. He's cool. Just cause it's legal doesn't mean I don't think it's stupid though. In thick traffic like that I prefer to take extra precautions.

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      • hootbah, 2 years ago

        Too simple...ignores many elements of situation...as do many others here who only want their own opinion to prevail regardless of conflicting factors.

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      • thumper62460, 2 years ago

        "Legal", but stupid. While I do not care if the cyclist is accidentally caused to crash, his injuries, fatal or simply crippling, should not be the cause of another driver being involved in cycle-boy's unwise choices. Cyclists who drive as this fool does should be left to bleed out when they do have an "accident".

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  • pepetideo, 2 years ago

    So.. the guy in the Tesla decides to show off his awesome ludicrous mode, whilst driving in a stop-and-go traffic with only a few yards of space in front of him. When that space closes down as his lane stops if aggressively and dangerously jump to the outside lane and in the process almost rear-ending the car in front of him and running over the bike rider and people in this thread are still defending his actions. Is there any wonder we really need autonomous driving? Most people have no idea of what safe driving looks like and apparently a lot of them as reading this post! It if was me and the traffic had stopped once again I would have kicked his door in for endangering my life in such reckless fashion.

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    • hootbah, 2 years ago

      Hey pep, do you consider how MANY bikers feel entitled to rude, reckless, and "me first" riding while ignoring reality of visibility factors?

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      • davessworks, 2 years ago
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        • hootbah, 2 years ago

          Too bad you feel the need to resort to name-calling...indicates weak argument. In real life I take considerable care to avoid putting bikers in danger of harm. Some appreciate it, others act like they qualify for the name you called me. Logic would tell you the one subject to greater harm would be smart to exercise greater alertness and caution. I usually hope for a higher level of discussion than you are presenting here, but am not surprised when it sinks lower.

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  • Equinefine, 2 years ago
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    • hdriderru, 2 years ago

      It is illegal to assault other vehicle with yours. It is also illegal to make threats like you just did. It should be illegal to post such an ignorant comments too... But hey, who is going to entertain us? :) It is absolutely LEGAL in California to lane split. Here is a quote: Lane splitting by motorcycles is not illegal in California when done in a safe and prudent manner. Motorists should not take it upon themselves to discourage motorcyclists from lane splitting. Intentionally blocking or impeding a motorcyclist in a way that could cause harm to the rider is illegal (CVC 22400). Here is a link: http://lanesplittingislegal.com/ Educate yourself :)

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      • hootbah, 2 years ago

        Hey rider of hd...legal? Yes. Does that make it safe? Does that eliminate potential conflicts? Are bikes/riders as readily visible as passenger cars? Let's be realistic!

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    • Esprit, 2 years ago

      The laws vary from State to State. In Hawai`i, we have very 'special' people we refer to as 'left-lane zombies.' I remember in Georgia years ago when a car cut off a bike, dangerously so. He got shot.

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      • hdriderru, 2 years ago

        I rented a Harley in on Maui in Lahaina, rode around the island, had a blast! Maybe because it was a day time and not much traffic, but everyone was very nice on the road. You guys also have a "no helmet" law, which I think is crazy :)

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    • davessworks, 2 years ago

      Um - no, it's not.

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  • robertcorallo, 2 years ago

    RIDING BETWEEN LANES IS VERY RISKY FOR THE MOTORCYCLE, AND IT PROBABLY IRRITATES SOME DRIVERS, BUT DON'T PUT THEM AT RISK ! BE SAFE RATHER THAN SORRY .

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  • davessworks, 2 years ago

    A quick analysis. The motorcyclist did little wrong. He was operating within the law. He passed a patrol car approaching the on ramp who certainly took no exception. The problem arises when the Tesla driver decides that somehow the motorcyclist has taken his turn at the on ramp filter light. The Tesla driver decides to use the considerable acceleration of his car to chase down the rider. At which point the Tesla driver is suddenly faced with the fact he's going way too fast for the traffic in his lane and decides to avoid a rear end collision by pulling into the path of the motorcyclist. Had there been an accident, it's my belief that the video evidence would have resulted in the Tesla driver being charged with reckless driving.

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    • hootbah, 2 years ago

      A question davess...Was the police officer in a position (trapped in traffic) to speak with biker, not that he necessarily should, but lets be realistic. The biker also was very definitely a "contributor" as he had vast opportunity to locate himself out of a position of conflict.

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      • davessworks, 2 years ago

        Hootbah, It's clear to me that the bike rider did nothing wrong whatsoever. The scary thing about the comments here are the cage drivers who think he did.

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        • hootbah, 2 years ago

          davess..It is clear to me that the biker need not have escalated the incident by riding up close beside driver to vent his hostility. It is clear to me that you are motivated to excuse bikers as your position of presumption. It is clear to me biker is NOT guilt free, but contributed seriously to escalation of danger. I seriously doubt that the facts, logic, and rationality will change your position. There are a great numbers of people who refuse to learn from their own or others' experience and continue practices leading to disaster. Name-calling ("cage drivers"...Did you think that was subtle/clever?) does not lead to resolution of conflict situations.

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  • johntomswift, 2 years ago

    bike rider wins this week's darwin award... keep up the good work!

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  • ctw2450, 2 years ago

    While riding I was cut off and nearly run over. I was pinned between him and another car. Kicked in the driver's door. Turned out he was off-duty LAPD (Los Angeles) motor officer. Boy was he pissed. Like an arrogant cop, he tried to make excuses. But finally figured he was in the wrong, couldn't arrest me and I never saw him again.

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    • thumper62460, 2 years ago

      Sadly, you are alive and can breed. Better luck next time.

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  • BruceAFrank, 2 years ago

    The car was cut off by another vehicle! Shows the cycle driver wasn't situationally aware and like a typical Californian blamed the wrong person!!!

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    • davessworks, 2 years ago

      The Tesla wasn't cut off. He ran out of road between himself and a stationary vehicle. He then abruptly changed lanes into the path of the motorcyclist.

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      • BruceAFrank, 2 years ago

        davessworks~~ Watching it again, you are correct!

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  • ChuckManson, 2 years ago

    Typical biker breaking the law by riding between lanes like that. Oh well if he would of gotten hit

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    • anonymus, 2 years ago
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      • anonymus, 2 years ago

        Ass in the Tesla needs remedial driving

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        • jas, 2 years ago

          think you better look again sister, the bike is wrong. I ride you most likely do not from your wrong observation. Oh by the way, everything in California is legal except common sense.

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  • anonymus, 2 years ago

    Add a comment...

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  • ckule, 2 years ago

    The driver in front has the right of way. Motoguy does not get a privilege when splitting and coming into the other driver's blind spot. Motoguy's heirs would have the devil of a time making a case against Tesla guy, who pulled back over when he spotted Motoguy. Drivers in front have right of way. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS. From an attorney with 45 years of experience.

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  • HarlanR, 2 years ago

    Tesla dude has anger management problems and he may have more if the CHP sees this.

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    • jas, 2 years ago

      first of all the tesla didn't do anything the bike did dumbass. Better look again the bike is all over the place, hes a moron.

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  • jas, 2 years ago

    I'm a rider. That rider is stupid. He is in between cars (may be legal but is stupid) cuts people off and then the article is about the tesla. The writer of the headline is as stupid as the rider. That rider will die at some point because he thinks he's invincible.

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  • davessworks, 2 years ago

    hootbah: The biker did absolutely nothing wrong until the Tesla driver nearly killed him, TWICE. Once by abruptly merging out of his lane to avoid rear ending a stationary vehicle and the second time by sudden braking that could have resulted in the biker hitting the Tesla and losing control. Clearly you've little or no experience riding a motorcycle. I don't give a shit about resolving a "conflict" situation with someone as ignorant and stupid as yourself.

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    • hootbah, 2 years ago

      davess...You say "The biker did absolutely nothing wrong UNTIL..." That's enough for the moment. Sorry you are constipated and feel need to resume your normal mode of name-calling...so demeaning.

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    • thumper62460, 2 years ago

      Hey, dumbass....I've ridden for over 40 years. I am still alive and have not had an accident in all that time. This particular "rider" will likely not see an advanced age. His ignorance will eventually kill him, and someone else, too. Just because you CAN do something is no entitlement to actually DO it. The most memorable "justice" I can recall is the scene of an accident on I83 in MD. One "rider" driving as wished clipped a car. Waiting for the coroner and a meatwagon, the first responders had to throw two sheets over the "rider". One sheet covered a form the size of a basketball. Get the picture, dipshit?

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  • awddfasf, 2 years ago

    it's stupidity for lane splitting to be legal

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  • LENNY, 2 years ago
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    • hdriderru, 2 years ago

      Why don't you first check where it was filmed, laws on lane sharing, and then comment? Or at least read a few previous comments - there aren't that many.

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  • ryuman757, 2 years ago

    Anyone blaming the biker is wrong; Sorry not sorry. The Tesla driver obviously was trying to put himself in a higher status than the biker all because the biker legally lane divided up to the same position as him, and felt like trying to overtake him for no reason. The Tesla driver was blasting up towards a Hyundai Elantra (from the looks of it) that was merging into his lane, which merged into the lane to the left of it. The Tesla driver obviously didn't feel like stopping, and decided to cut off the motorcylist, instead of simply just getting behind him (I could imagine the other cars that were at that light were far behind the both of them with how quickly they both accelerated, so the Tesla driver easily could have had space to simply get behind the biker, rather than cutting in front of him). Tesla driver is 100% in the wrong. Don't blame the biker just because he can legally lane divide (as evident for passing a cop), and can accelerate faster than most, if not all, of the cars in this video, even the Tesla. Y'all sound like the same disgusting people blaming a female rape victim all because she dressed inappropriately. The motorcyclist did nothing dangerous or reckless, outside of the fact that he's riding a motorcycle and not a car (which doesn't mean shit anyway). Get the hell outta here. I'm not even a biker, nor do I plan on riding one, but damn do I know more about common sense from simply watching this short video vs most of y'all, lol.

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  • Metal, 2 years ago

    That Tesla driving asshole needed a boot kick to the mirror. He knew exactly what he was doing and was doing it on purpose: he accelerated hard using that car's one trick pony of dig launches, and swerved into the bike's lane instead of braking, and THEN brake checked the bike. I woulda kicked the shit out of his car.

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  • pookie911, 2 years ago

    Who cares whos right..IN CA ITS LEGAL tO SPLIT.but ONLY SAFE WEN CARS STATIONARY OR MOVING LESS THAN 25MPH...both are ASSHOLES!! BIKE WILL SUFFER MORE!! IN ACCIDENT ...THATS WHY YOU ALWAYS CARRY 8oz. BALL BEARINGS! !!

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    • hdriderru, 2 years ago

      Where did you get that info about "stationary" and "25MPH"? Or you just made it up because you feel like it?

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  • redbarronaustin, 2 years ago

    NO excuse for the car guy's behavior, but I have NO sympathy for bikers who drive between the car lanes.

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    • hdriderru, 2 years ago

      No one needs your sympathy for performing an absolutely legal maneuver. All we ask is that you don't try to kill any bikers, please.

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  • Determined, 2 years ago
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    • Determined, 2 years ago

      Meant to write he wasn't folllowing the rules of the road

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      • Vin, 2 years ago

        It's legal to lane split here in CA. He did nothing wrong

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  • Vin, 2 years ago

    If I was the biker in that video that POS Tesla would have one less side mirror. Lane splitting and sharing is legal here in California. Deal with it

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  • Determined, 2 years ago

    Some motorcyclists lane split and a fair amt of time zig zag in traffic and then wonder why they get hit. Really? It doesnt take a genius to figure that out

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    • Vin, 2 years ago

      This rider did not. He did it in a safe and legal matter. This Tesla snob was just butt hurt

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  • sensei, 2 years ago

    As a motorcyclist for over 30 years I'd have to say that this cyclist is an accident waiting to happen. I have not had the opportunity to ride in CA, but IMHO he was okay until he got to the head of the line. This is where he should have stopped and yielded to the light. The two cars in each lane had right of way and he did not have the right to roll through. The Tesla in the left lane got his go ahead and unfortunately had to switch lanes to avoid an accident when a vehicle in his lane braked, for no apparent reason I see. Yes, he was amiss for not seeing the biker, which should not have been there. Or maybe he did and judged that he could make it past without hitting either car or bike. At this point traffic is moving and there in no more divided lane. The biker is putting himself at risk by continuing to drive between cars while futzing around with the Tesla.

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  • tedsavoy1943, 2 years ago

    Tesla was an asshole, but the motorcyclist was stupid and careless!!!

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  • zbracraz, 2 years ago

    First off, it is illegal to ride a motorcycle between lanes, between cars, so the motorcycle was in the wrong. That's what causes motorcycle accidents. He put himself in danger because he was so impatient he couldn't wait in line in traffic. The same laws apply for motorcyclists as do cars. Just because they have smaller vehicles does not mean they're allowed to not abide by the law. The law is in place for the safety of you and others on the road. The motorcyclist was in the wrong here, not the Tesla.

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    • hdriderru, 2 years ago

      First of all I am getting tired explaining that lane splitting is legal in California. Trying to run biker over with your car is still illegal. So you might want to reconsider your smart ass comment.

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      • FDC3853, 2 years ago

        Lane splitting is legal in CA. That explains everything and their stupid laws. No common sense!!

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        • Tj1056, 2 years ago

          stupid law? Sounds like something a jealous cager would say... actually its much safer then sitting in traffic waiting for someone to rear end you, its already been proven here in cali and other countries where its legal to be safer and have less overall accidents....

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    • davessworks, 2 years ago

      Said with such certainty it's just funny. NO, lane splitting is quite legal in California.

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  • FDC3853, 2 years ago

    The biker is lane splitting which is BULLSHIT!!! There's no special lane running between these two lanes. The biker is a jackass. I've been riding for over 50 years and this is BULLSHIT!!

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    • davessworks, 2 years ago

      Time to hang it up then I suspect.

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      • FDC3853, 2 years ago

        Attention CA knuckleheads!!! It's illegal in the other 49 states so don't try it outside of CA you will get a ticket and you will be cut off!! Just because your state has a stupid lane splitting law doesn't mean the rest of us have to go along with it!!

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  • Cassie4486, 2 years ago

    What right did the guy riding the bike by riding between cars which isn't legal? Did the police officer he rode past even stop him??

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    • hdriderru, 2 years ago

      This is California. Lane splitting is legal here.

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  • galeygal, 2 years ago

    The motorcyclist was driving down the center line. Not using any lawful lane. I wud hav called 911 after I cut him off. They think they own the road.

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    • emobacon, 1 year ago

      apparently that is LEGAL in california

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  • iphoenix, 2 years ago

    Arrogant law-breaking biker endangers all motorists!

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  • hootbah, 2 years ago

    A replay after all these weeks?!?!?

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  • sistrozzie, 2 years ago

    I am not typing my comment a second time!

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  • emobacon, 1 year ago

    i still think bikers are playing with dynamite when they drive between cars like that.

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  • Katnipthief, 1 year ago

    The guy on the motorcycle had no business being there in the first place. If he followed he law, he'd be in line with all the rest of the cars. Its illegal to ride up between lanes like that, and a real dick move.

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  • rmarty77777, 1 year ago

    The motorcycle guy is an @$$ hole! He cut through all the traffic! The Tesla should have run over this jerk!

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  • Sweetadeline, 1 year ago

    The TESLA was not at fault here! The motorcyclist was going between lanes, avoiding traffic patterns, and driving wherever he wanted rather than obeying traffic laws. The motorcyclist deserved A LOT worse than he got, and I think the Tesla was very patient with him, all things considered. The motorcyclist was an @$$#*!e.

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    • hdriderru, 1 year ago

      Seriously???!!! Did you read any comments for this video? It was recorded in California, where lane sharing is NOT illegal.

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  • Vickie, 1 year ago

    Well, of course lane splitting is legal in California! It's not called La La land for nuttin!!

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  • mikepenney, 1 year ago

    fuck the motorcycle rider... he drives like an asshole

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  • bohuggabee, 1 year ago

    i think the real person the blame is the car that stopped on a long stretch merge lanes, they are designed to build up speed, but he had to merge right then and there, ignoring all the openings up ahead. people like that are the ones that cause accidents. overly defensive drivers, and others have to be attentive or offensive around them, sometimes those offensive people can't coordinate properly and an accident results. but its always the defensive drivers fault and initiation, but they never get the blame.

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