Originally Posted by "Ryan329"
I heard about this on the radio yesterday, but they didn't give any details. I was wondering how a bunch of motorcycles would make an SUV hit another SUV. I bet they were members of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF). Don't they like to take out SUVs? Motorcycles 2, SUVs 0.
I think there is a natural rivalry between motorcycle riders and SUV drivers. After all, they are on opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of transportation efficiency. The motorcycle rider has a small engine with two wheels, all tucked between his legs. A motorcycle rider is alert of traffic situations and cars around him. Meanwhile, the SUV driver likely has a honking V8 hauling him plus 4 tons of metal and creature comforts around him. And whether the stereotype is true or not, SUV drivers are viewed as disconnected from the driving experience, unaware of what's going on around them.
SUV drivers also have a reputation of being brutish on the road, using their size to bully other drivers, while motorcycles dash about and sometimes weave in/out of traffic due to their small size and agility.
So you put two vastly different modes of transportation, each blaming the other for being dangerous on the road, you get a lot of confrontations between these two groups.
As a side note, I was approaching a 2-lane left-turn signal that was turning yellow. In front of me was a whilte EVO and a light weight Suzuki of some sort, it looked small but like one of those motorcycles that people modified for circuit racing on weekends. Both of these went for the light, with the motorcycle on the outer lane. The motorcyclist put a lot of trust in the EVO because I wouldn't have put myself in that situation. What if the EVO went into a drift? But both went through the light at unbelievable speeds without a single tire squeal, just a lot of exhaust note. I caught up with them at the next light and saw them chatting with each other. It was at that time that I wished I had a Scooby Sti.