Over the weekend I managed to zip down a few miles of my favorite local roads. After coming around a bend I caught a glimpse of an object moving at high speed on an intercept course. Fortunately, the early warning permitted me to brake and downshift before entering the intersection. Unfortunately my GoPro was unable to capture the indignant look on my face as I passed the impatient driver whom I was convinced was going to completely ignore the stop sign.
They say “Ride like you’re invisible”, and I agree that’s a good plan; but seriously, is there any adherence to common traffic laws anymore? They still sell cars with turn signals right? Does stop mean stop or just “yield”? It’s not just limited to me riding a motorcycle, this exasperates me in a car as well. Is there no driver etiquette anymore? I assume it’s not just me?