I've always treated any car waiting at a junction, etc. as a potential danger and go through slow enough to do something evasive if I need to.
If a car is going unusually slow, that's an especially likely hazzard. He may be about to stop, U turn, open his door, etc. He's probably going slow for a reason, so never assume it's safe (Although maybe not so relevant to this video).
I think braking hard a lot & flicking the bike into corners fast is good practice for when we really need to do it, for example. Panic is something that should be avoided at all costs when on the road, especially on 2 wheels.
That biker could have looked further ahead and reacted before reaching the junction...
Then again (Just watched the film once more) the silver car wasn't in the correct lane for crossing and made his turn suddenly, so was difficult to predict, but all the more reason to never assume it's safe to go through a junction without caution. No point blaming the other bad driver after a crash event. Better to be prepared to avoid.
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Last edited by The Stig; 06-21-2013 at 03:56 PM.
Reason: Watched the film again...