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Traffic and Safety Matters

I ride a motorbike to and from work every day and it never ceases to surprise me how many drivers clearly want to be clients.

Last night riding home I saw a blue Lexus almost leave the freeway exit. I say almost because he changed his mind at the last minute and careered across a bus lane and back into the flow of traffic. I treated that as a warning.

The next exit was fast approaching, it’s a wide throated intersection and the blue car was right in front, I indicated and moved left into the intersection; the blue car headed straight on. O he did until the last 10m of the intersection when, of course he, yes he, pulled in front of me.

At this point I had the temerity to toot my horn and flash my head light. Clearly, in the opinion, of at least, the front seat passenger this was wrong of me: I was greeted with and open passenger window and given the bird. I’m not sure how this was justified but clearly this young man is destined to be a client of the future – one way or another.

Remember to please look twice for motorbikes, a collision with one could result in some very serious criminal charges if the rider is injured or worse killed.

Please share the road.

Image Credit – Andrey Armyagov ©

Written by John Sutton on May 12, 2017

John is partner of Armstrong Legal and head of the Criminal Law Division. The experience John possesses, being a high quality mix of defence and prosecution skills, together with his team at Armstrong Legal, mean you can be certain of accurate, dependable and practical advice on how your matter can dealt with. View John's profile

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