Originally Posted by zulutango
Into my 46th year of riding, have been instructing since 1993. If you depend on rear facing loud exhaust to save you from the 2/3 most common cause of car vs mc crash, (the dreaded turning in front of...or pulling out in front of the mc) you are failing to use the best available tools...namely proactive riding, proper training and a headlight modulator. I use them all.
Yeah, like I said in my other post, there was a motorcyclist who literally stayed in my blind spot and was going the same speed as me. The only reason he didn't get hit or cut off by me was the fact that I knew he was there because I saw him earlier and was able to hear him. It was just so frustrating cause I had to change lanes and I could hear the guy but could not see him. He was in a position where I almost had to stick my head out the window to see where he was. I was moving my head at all angles using the mirrors and also shoulder checked but he was just not visible at all. His motorcycle was a smaller sized one too though.