What he did wasn't very safe, but he wasn't at fault. If we let people get away with these thing, they'll just continue.
Why wouldn't you suggest that the person that actually broke the law should have been the one to back down? Would it have been different if he were in a truck and she was the one in greater danger?
They both should have backed down (or made an evasive acceleration), but that being said she had the size/safety leverage, just as a big truck would have in your mentioned example.
Not right but sometimes you have to deal the hand you’re dealt, especially when on a motorcycle.
This wasn’t a freak/instantaneous accident, it was a situation where all parties had plenty of time to react.
As far as him being at fault, he wasn’t legally.
But in two aspects he likely would have lost had they both remained stubborn and just ran into each other.
2. Insurance claim. I know from experience.
I was not at fault, the other driver ran a red light on a left turn while I had a right green arrow, and then went directly into my lane and hit the side of my car, we were turning onto a road with 2 lanes in the direction we were going.
The other driver was ticketed, but her insurance company tried to pin 50% fault on me, saying I had time to avoid the accident and should have.
It took a serious fight, involving binding arbitration to get her insurance to pay 100% of the damages.
This motorcycle situation would have been even more damning in the insurance companies eyes as he would have had plenty of time to avoid the accident.
As far as getting the cops involved, that is probably more just philosophical differences.
I am not anti-police.
Family members and friends who are officers.
My son will be majoring in criminal justice next year with the goal of becoming a police officer.
Without getting into a huge political type discussion I just think we have too much of nanny state mindset in all/many aspects of our lives and governments as societies.
I understand law enforcement plays a critical role in public safety, but many things (not just law related) people just need to work out or get over and not get some authority, boss, legal involvement, etc.
Not saying all situations, I’m not a libertarian free for all society type (that doesn’t work when humans are involved). But too much nannying as we currently live.
Heck, when I wrecked my bike (no other parties involved). We got the thing picked up, checked out and got out of there just so we wouldn’t have to get the cops involved.