While I don't think the rider was at fault, it wasn't exactly a smart move to filter at 30mph, move over at the literal last second and then have to immediately slow down to make a u-turn.
I personally wouldn't have made that maneuver... super sketchy to begin with.
Just read the CA filtering laws... LOL
Let's just say that there is a lot left to interpretation.
Seems like super sketch maneuver to me. There's only one turn lane, so he's splitting between traffic headed in two different directions ... I've avoiding splitting like that so far. I see others do it. I stop filtering the moment traffic ahead starts moving, precisely to avoid surprising a driver as they start to inch forward. I see others "split" to the right of traffic too at stop lights.CAs laws are very vague as to what is legal and what isn't.
/\ This!I have to say - right off the bat this rider seemed to be a bit of a jerk. Look at the way he pulls out of the parking lot. He cuts through the parked cars and doesn't even care that he cuts in front of a few cars waiting to get out.
If you filter, you accept that you will need to cut into traffic at some point unless you ride in between lanes literally the whole time, lol.Wouldn't you be if someone purposely ran you over? Let's be real, he was accelerating when he got hit, not slowing down. The guy behind him didn't not notice him at that point.
CAs laws are very vague as to what is legal and what isn't. In other words, what he did is probably perfectly legal. He said in the notes on the video he did not intend to cut in in traffic. Instead, he was just filtering when the light turned green while he was doing so. As a result, he found a spot to jump in.