Mini-rant time. I drive a scooter it's a gorgeous red Genuine Stella, looks sort of like this:
I was out on it tonight, and no fewer than 3 times a car (well, three different cars) did something absolutely batshit crazy and stupid in order to pass me. I mean shit like passing me on the right at a stop light when there was no right lane
. And all three times the car then proceeded to drive slower
than I was going before. For real. So you can't even argue that they were in a hurry...
Since these incidents generally happen at stoplights and things, not while I'm actually moving, I generally attribute this kind of crap (this isn't the first time it's happened, though I've never had it happen so many times in one night...) to these drivers not knowing the difference between a real scooter an a 50cc moped or something. They think they're going to be stuck behind me and then turn into aggressive idiot mode. Lesson of the day for all of you car drivers: I can go just as fast as you. OK, sure, I generally avoid highways (none of these incidents happened on a highway though...), but I can (and routinely do) hit 55mph on regular roads without a problem. Basically anything short of a highway is just fine. In fact, since a scooter is so light and my two-stroke engine has a lot of torque I can often accelerate from a stop faster
than you. So no, you really don't need to turn into an aggressive idiot just to get in front of me...especially if you're going to proceed to drive slower than I was going.
I mean jeez, if I get hit because some car driver is acting like a complete idiot I'm
the one who is going to die...