The video doesn't show that. So we have to take your word for it. My point is that you are asking us to judge the intent of another based on a less than 10 second video. To what purpose? The law and the insurance company have already made their decision. So why does our OPINION matter?I had to stabilize control, and then pulled over to the shoulder when it was safe and legal. I just didn't put that whole part in there. In California, you're required to pull over to right shoulder in a minor accident. It's also not fleeing the scene as I pulled over and called CHP and they're in possession of the video.
And why do you have to be a prick? The CHP and insurance said I wasn't at fault for the damages. This, from what I can tell, is a forum to discuss motorcycle related questions. It hasn't been decided if the intent was there to harm someone yet. How many other seconds do you want to review? There is no need to be a prick here.The video doesn't show that. So we have to take your word for it. My point is that you are asking us to judge the intent of another based on a less than 10 second video. To what purpose? The law and the insurance company have already made their decision. So why does our OPINION matter?
Opening the door into traffic is against the law:I watched the video. there was nothing in it that suggests anything other than a door was opened from a non-moving vehicle.
Yeah, your bike got dinged and you're pissed. Everyone knows this can happen when lane-splitting. My suggestion is to get over it.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out where lane splitting is concerned that there will be instances where someone opens the door while a motorcycle is riding by, causing a collision. I mean, after all, there are some 20 million cars there. The fact that it is illegal does nothing to prove intent.Opening the door into traffic is against the law:
CVC 22517. No person shall open the door of a vehicle on the side available to moving traffic unless it is reasonably safe to do so and can be done without interfering with the movement of such traffic, nor shall any person leave a door open on the side of a vehicle available to moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers.You don't know anything about lane splitting, so you don't know what "everyone knows". Vehicle occupants DO NOT open doors on a freeway into a traffic lane. In fact, the most plausible reason for the occurrence in this video is that the person was intentionally interfering with the lane splitter. If true, it might warrant a criminal charge against that person, if not the driver of the vehicle. That's why I asked the OP what CHP's response was.
It's a little hard to believe that you're telling a fellow motorcyclist, who may been intentionally assaulted, to "get over it".