BELOW IS A EMAIL I GOT THIS MORNING AND BELOW THAT IS MY RESPONSE TO THAT PERSONS EMAIL.
Disrespect of Vehicles
Your crew was riding is West Covina yesterday coming off the freeway and decided to have all ride through the red light of an intersection and then proceeded to cut off vehicles, not very respectful of the laws of the road.
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Thank you for your email and concern for rider safety. After investigating the situation you are referring to, it was unfortunate that the last part of the pack that was coming through the green light was interrupted as the traffic light turned Red. I am sorry if you were not able to see that we were being escorted by Motorcycle Traffic Control Officers who actually take the lead and direct traffic during a escort to a Fundraiser. I can only say I’m sorry if you felt that the riders personally showed a “Disrespect of Vehicles” towards you or others, but as for Cars and Motorcycles as stated in the Vehicle Code Book, when a car is passing through a Yellow light that then turns Red, the car is to follow through the light. That car is not to jam on his breaks in the middle of the intersection because the light is turning red. That would be considered UnSafe with a higher risk of causing an accident. That applies to Motorcycles riding in a Group as well. If a Group of motorcycles is passing through a light and the light turns red, it would cause a devastating accident for a rider to stop in the middle of the intersection with multiple riders behind him expecting to just follow through the intersection. This was something pre advised to all riders by the Motorcycle Traffic Control Officers before the ride had begun that day. So please understand that Motorcycle Riders also have guidelines they must follow to prevent or be the cause of an accident.
I appreciate your concern and you reaching out, but in no way at all did the riders have any intention of being disrespectful to any vehicles on the road. All riders are 111% Law respecting and law abiding citizens.
We welcome you to come take a ride with us or allow us to show you a formal apology by treating you to lunch sometime soon. We are a positive club, a family club, and a giving club.
In closing I’d like to say once again, Thank you for reaching out and addressing your concern in Motorcycle Safety & Awareness cause we all share the road.
Oh well, we just gonna take this as a heads up and we just gonna continue to keep it safe and respectful. Just a heads up to you other clubs & riders from 1DOWN MC.