Na you cant say that dude, that trucker probably looked behind him, saw no cars except for that one a long way back and changed lanes. Its not his responsibility to check and double check the speed of the car behind him. That car was doing everything it shouldnt. Everyone has praised saying oh good reflexes and all that bullshit, but it would have been a whole different story if he had taken out that bike.
From what I got from that video, the car was in the right hand lane. So was the truck. The truck up ahead my very well have seen him approaching at a high rate of speed, or maybe not, which is why he may have gone into the left lane. OR maybe not. Maybe he was just changing lanes because he could see a car approaching in the same lane. Maybe he was changing lanes as the motorcyclist was travelling slower than he was. Other people are allowed to overtake motorcycles. Either way, the car was still the one at total fault. Again, we would all be talking in a whole different point of view if the video ended with the car wiping out that motorcycle.
Dont defend the driver of that car. I do agree with you about the side streets and people not waiting when there is clearly nobody behind you, but definitely not the actions of that truck in the video being wrong. That car was all in the wrong, and could have potentially killed others. That could have been you and your girlfriend/wife or your mate and his girlfriend/wife on that bike, and he may not have had the same reflex. And devastated two families in the process.
Food for thought.
Oh and ps. The car got into the left lane the same time the truck did. Thus the truck probably didn't intentionally cut him off. But didn't see he was in the left lane. Cause he wasn't.
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I saw the same things as you, obviously. I wasn't defending the car, hence why my first post said all three, technically, were at fault in their own way. My rant of people pulling out was just a general rant about things other drivers do that piss me off. That's all.
Back to the trucker...personally, if I was trucking, before I made a lane change I would make sure no one is next to me. In doing that (since the car was a bit of a distance away) he would have seen a car fast approaching in his CURRENT lane (and if he couldn't see, then his truck is not up to snuff equipment wise as he should have seen that car) THEN...using the round mushy thing between his ears, he should have assumed that, "Hmm...fast car approaching in my lane...he's not just going to slam on his brakes once he reaches me, he's going to go for the pass. What should I do? Oh I know! I should keep my ass in this lane until this idiot in the car flies by, THEN I can pass the motorcycle."
At least, that's how I would have done it. Then again, I like to think that I have a couple of brain cells and that I know how to use them. IMO, the car driver made a bad decision to speed...BUT the truck made that bad decision an even worse decision by his action (and in my opinion lack of awareness/common sense). He just added to the domino affect...luckily that biker (and his passenger) didn't end up as highway road kill.
Yeah, I'm a hater. We can all agree on that