Yes, this has worked for me in preventing those behind me from trying to squeeze through.Do you take a position in the lane where they can not squeeze
im your reciprocal. smiley face. haha.The bigger and wider the bike the better.
In our MSC they are teaching to somewhat hog your lane, up to and including Left or right turns from the outside wheel rut. Not only for visibily's sake but also cause it's not as sharp a turn and part of the turn is completed while in that lane leaving you a bit broadside (more visible) and able to cross faster cause of the smaller turn needed.I was always taught to take the centre position to claim ownership of the road and to prevent cars squeezing down the side. Has my trainer told me you pay road tax so you are entitled to your part of the road.
Here it's illegal. They teach it in the MSC, but make a point to tell you, if you are going for your licence you will fail if you do it.Well over here in Europe, as some of you will know, the roads aren't as wide as in the USA.
However, when I'm out riding, I always take the middle of the lane, if they want to overtake me they can.
However, when turning L, I always take the right hand side of the lane, and yet still indicating I'm going left.
If I'm turning right, I'll take the left hand side of that lane, and still indicate to turn right.
Its purely for the fact that so many roads are narrow and you need sometimes the space to turn the bike into the center of the lane you are going into to. ( I hope that makes sense !!!!)
Its not illegal by the way !!
But you still get cagers that come along side you when turning into the same direction, purely to be the first off the mark. These numbnuts just don't understand what we have to deal with sometimes.........
Very rarely will a LEO here give a cage a ticket over a bike. I had an old husk go by me on the right with millimeters to spare at a red light. The LEO's felt it much more important to follow me while they ran my plate than to even talk to the old fool.It is illegal for cars to lane split. It is not allowed in many of the states for motorcycles to. They are breaking the law and would be ticketed if a policeman was there to witness.
But your NOT turning from the wrong side of the lane are you ?Anyone making a turn from the wrong side of the lane around here is asking to be run down. Most cagers drive in a trance. Try counting the number of women driving who are not talking on a cell phone, for example.