Whoa everybodyWhat DS is describing is not 'filtering' - it's 'overtaking'Filtering is where the traffic is stationary or 'not significantly moving' (cant remenber the words exactly, they were on a thread about a month ago).Slalom style overtaking of traffic moving as a body over, say, 20ish is:Not legal - well no biggie there
Whoa everybodyWhat DS is describing is not 'filtering' - it's 'overtaking'Filtering is where the traffic is stationary or 'not significantly moving' (cant remenber the words exactly, they were on a thread about a month ago).Slalom style overtaking of traffic moving as a body over, say, 20ish is:Not legal - well no biggie there Any incident would be 'our fault' insurance wise - that matters Incidents are far more likely cos the damn cagers have got some manouvering speed on and can change lanes in a heartbeat It does piss-off a great deal of people - does that matter? to you?So, we have legal, personal safety (yours that is) and PR issues to consider.Who does the warp-speed inside-overtakes and who doesn't isn't quite the point.Feudal Lord lights blue touch-paper and steps back :burnout:
Weaving in and out is frowned upon, but are you saying filtering isn't allowed past 20mph? Stinky bait to me, but the numerous police cars I've passed at 40mph haven't had a problem
I fail to see how the actions on a motorway at high speed are regarded as filtering. you are either overtaking or undertaking.My interpretation of filtering is riding in the middle between two lanes of slow moving traffic.This incidentally is prefectly legal provided you are doing less than 30mph.
Do the M4 every day from J10 into Laaandan.Filtering technique depends on weather, traffic conditions, mood etc.Try to strike a balance between safety and progress.Recently I've seen quite a few complete dobbers who wave their fists or swear at car drivers who don't instantly move over to let them through, while being totally oblivious to the bike up their chuff for the last few miles which would like past.
20mph faster than the other traffic, but I can't seem to make my brain obey the sensible cut off point of 50 or 60mph. There's a spot on the M1 just past the M25 where there's 3 lanes of slow moving traffic and dead straight for about a mile. It's like seeing your own little road between lanes 2 and 3 and it's completely empty This is probably where I'll die
Bad Devotions wrote
Ooo what bike you on? I go from west london to Bracknell. Sometimes go past legoland, or through windsor park, or sometimes M4.
I do J10 to J7 every morning. Don't shake my fist at anyone though, as on that stretch, it is easy to get by.
You got an orange storm? Seen one of them getting off at j7 a few times. Usually see the fist waving crap once it turns into the A4 in town.
accept what I do isnt legal and take as much care as I can and make sure Im absolutely certain that its safe to go through. Tend to be when cars are side by side as this minimises the risk of them changing lanes. but ime, the slower the traffic the more likely there is to be an incident. ime on the m20/m25/a2 in cars which are travelling at speed tend not to change lane so much as theyre making progress. its when the speed drops and impatience sets in that I find the lane changes increase. if a gap opens up cos the lane next to a cager has moved 2ft they feel the need to move 2ft on and must be in that gap So as the traffic speed drops do does mine considerably down to a be able to stop speed in anticipation for that lane change without mirror check.
No, blue and white GSXR600, I probably get on later than you, beteween 7:45 and 8:00.
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