Riding back home last night, quietly filtering down the A13 through it’s usual gridlock, when this twat suddenly decides to change lanes and takes me out.
He then starts getting a bit worked up, telling me I was wrong for filtering, I “shouldn’t be filtering, it’s illegal, don’t ya know?”
Someone needs to go read their Highway code. Section 88 to be specific.
Manoeuvring. You should be aware of what is behind and to the sides before manoeuvring. Look behind you; use mirrors if they are fitted. When in traffic queues look out for pedestrians crossing between vehicles and vehicles emerging from junctions or changing lanes. Position yourself so that drivers in front can see you in their mirrors. Additionally, when filtering in slow-moving traffic, take care and keep your speed low.
Note the wording of last sentence, WHEN FILTERING. Not ‘should not filter’, not ‘must not filter’, not even ‘if filtering’, but ‘when filtering’. That is, filtering is an expected, normal and routine manoeuvre that all motorcyclists perform.
Seasoned London commuter, doing my best to stay rubber side down and never stop moving forward.