This Is Why I Always Ride With A Camera - DMV Harassment
I was riding behind a drivers license applicant and evaluator (unbeknownst
to me at the time). We were both signaling to turn right at the upcoming
intersection. Once they reached the intersection, they braked harder,
straightened their wheels, and almost came to a complete stop in the
intersection. I figured they were simply lost (either way, it was
dangerous for them to stop in an intersection). While staying behind the
car, I hesitantly went right, waiting to see to which direction they would
commit, and I gave them a honk as to say "hey, you need to keep moving."
They slowly went forward but then stopped in the middle of the street
again, even though they had a clear path into the driveway to the DMV. I
went to the right to get out of the middle of the street and I gave them
another honk, much more agitated this time. The car very slowly continued
and then stopped a third time in the middle of the driveway. I slowly
followed and kept my distance, trying to get out of the street as quickly
as possible. The car indicated a right turn into the parking lot and also
drove as if committing to that direction. I checked the right traffic
(camera-view blocked by my helmet) and slowly went to the left and parked
in the motorcycle parking area. The evaluator came out and started yelling
at me, saying that she took control of the wheel because she assumed I was
going to try to cut them off, which the footage shows I clearly never did.
She took down my license plate number and said she would try to get my
license revoked for being unsafe, which was completely ridiculous. If
anything, the evaluator was being unsafe by trapping me dead stopped in
moving traffic *three* times. As for cutting them off when they made the
left turn inside the parking lot, I can honestly say that it was an honest
mistake caused by their unpredictable driving patterns. They were
signaling right and they were driving in that direction. The driver's
behavior was erratic and gave the impression that they either didn't know
where they were going or that they didn't know how to drive. I had no way
of knowing that they were going to swing left behind me when they were
already committing to go right. The footage clearly shows that I wasn't in
any hurry or trying to cut anyone off. Furthermore, the evaluator was
obviously not using her brain because if she were, she would've noticed
that I was wearing full gear during the hottest day of the year so far
(over 100º). Shouldn't that show her where my priorities are? I wasn't
riding unsafely, but I do get impatient when people stop in the middle of
the road for no reason. It's unsafe and inefficient.
I made a few phone calls as soon as I got home and I ended up speaking to
the branch and regional managers for that DMV location. Once I shared what
happened and mentioned my video camera, they were quick to issue me an
apology and assure me that there will be no issue with my driving record or
Last note: for those of you who will say that I should have given the
drivers license applicant more grace because they are new, I have this
response: if you are supposed to be taking a test that authorizes you to
operate a motor vehicle on public streets, you should already be competent
enough to drive that vehicle smoothly and correctly. If you can't do that,
then you shouldn't be on the roads with the potential to get a lot of
people hurt or killed, including us motorcyclists who are the most common
victims of driver unawareness.
I'm adding the California Vehicle Codes related to this video. The driver
easily violated these three codes, and probably many more. What's worse,
the DMV worker admits in the video that she took the wheel and caused this
herself. She should know better.
"CVC 21717. Whenever it is necessary for the driver of a motor vehicle to
cross a bicycle lane that is adjacent to his lane of travel to make a turn,
the driver shall drive the motor vehicle into the bicycle lane prior to
making the turn and shall make the turn pursuant to Section 22100 [general
"CVC 22100. Except as provided in Section 22100.5 or 22101, the driver of
any vehicle intending to turn upon a highway shall do so as follows:
(a) Right Turns. Both the approach for a right-hand turn and a right-hand
turn shall be made as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or
edge of the roadway."
"CVC 22400. (a) No person shall drive upon a highway at such a slow speed
as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic...
No person shall bring a vehicle to a complete stop upon a highway so as to
impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic unless the
stop is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law."
Think Twice Before Passing The Police
This occurred on I-295 N in West Deptford/Westville area around mile post
24. The New Jersey State Trooper was going 60 mph. The posted speed limit
at the time was 50 mph due to it being a work zone even though the work was
finished the signs were still posted.
Supra Turbo vs V8 BMW M3
video is from the German tv show D Motor,
drag race between the MKIV Toyota Supra vs the E92 BMW M3
A ricer, getting what she deserves. :-)
*NOTE* Yes apparently the Saturn in this video was rocking a factory body
kit and spoiler... but that doesn't change the fact that it's hilarious
when she flies by us in the STi and then gets pulled over! And the STi's
wing is not rice, it's fully functional. Talk to anyone who's ever driven
at high speeds without it. /end discussion
8th most-commented video on StreetFire, and it's been there since 2006.
Figured I'd share it with YouTube also.
The definition of a ricer is NOT any Japanese vehicle. Rather, a ricer can
be foreign OR domestic. Slap a giant aluminum wing and neons on a Civic or
a Mustang, and you've got a
riced-out car. With that said, anyone popping off saying that the STi is a
ricer will promptly have their comments deleted. I've had enough of those
idiotic comments on StreetFire, thankyouverymuch.
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Another cool car prank
This prank creates back pressure on the engine which makes it lose power
temporarily. Then an explosion gives the illusion of even worse problems.
NOTE: Do not perform this prank. It could lead to bodily injury or damage
to an engine.