Right hook

From city of Fort Collins Colorado report on bike collisions.

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  • elkue 6y

    nice diagram
  • Greg Balzer 6y

    Been there, almost done that. It is hard to steer when the passenger door pushes your handlebars to the right.
  • Rob Sayers 6y

    This is why I almost always take the lane when going straight
  • lockedcog 6y

    i was hit like this once
  • *reesie 6y

    Does this model assume that the car is going to actually stop at the stop light before turning right, or that it is too busy looking to the left for oncoming traffic to see the biker sliding along on the right?

    Taking the lane is usually a really good idea when going straight. I'm afraid of getting hit just like this drawing suggests,
  • Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 6y

    @Reesie - a typical right hook is the car coming up from behind, passing to the left, then swerving right at the last second into the cyclist.

    Here's an accounting of my one and only right hook that actually resulted in getting hit. I hate it when that happens.
  • dolanh 6y

    A perfect illustration of why I strongly prefer the California law (car must merge into the bike lane before turning right) over Oregon law (car turns right across the bike lane). Quite disappointed that the BTA actually lobbied for a law that, IMHO, makes things more dangerous.
  • Jim G 5y

    What I'd like to know is, in the situation from whence this diagram came, did the cyclist pass by the car on its left side?

    Taking the lane means waiting your turn in line, too.
  • Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 5y

    @Jim: I need to look at the report again, but it can be either I think. Ft Collins transpo called it "overtaking at intersection accidents"
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