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Aggressive Clueless Nutjob in Acura Nearly Hits Motorcyclist

Idiocy Meter     Asshole Meter   This impatient douchebag was traveling behind me a few cars back while going north on Sepulveda Blvd. during early afternoon rush hour. A group of us merged into the left-turn-only lane that feeds onto a winding hill that leads to the 405 Fwy N. This tight curve briefly […]

Aggressive Mazda6 Leapfrogs and Tailgates Motorcyclist

Exhibit A: Exhibit B: Idiocy Meter   Asshole Meter This smug tool with heavy eyelids driving this Mazda6 (license plate 6UUM) is a reckless asshole who needs his driver’s license revoked. First off, he was tailgating all along Sepulveda Blvd. north in afternoon rush hour, despite the fact that traffic was moving along pretty well. […]

Idiot Lane-Splits into Oncoming Traffic

Idiocy Meter Asshole Meter California is the only state where lane-splitting is legal.  Though my friends who love riding their bikes in this state will kill me for saying this, I think lane-splitting/lane-sharing should be illegal because there are too many idiots and assholes who either don’t know how to split safely or flagrantly abuse […]

Is Lane-Splitting over Double Yellow Lines Legal?

Idiocy Meter Asshole Meter This is a tricky question to answer since “lane sharing”, though highly discouraged in the California Motorcycle Handbook 2008, is not illegal. Anyway, how often do you see motorcyclists riding perfectly on top of any lane division for that matter? But before we talk about lane-splitting, we need to talk further […]

Milan Can’t Drive (or Can It?)

Our 2-week vacation ended in Milan, where we were given the opportunity to see how crazy Italian drivers really are in northern Italy. I’ve been to Rome, Florence, and Venice in the past, and I definitely remember lots of honking and reckless driving, particularly in Rome. However, we were pleasantly surprised with the drivers in […]