Riders blocking vehicles from passing

Video has emerged of two motorcycle riders allegedly blocking drivers from passing them on purpose.

The incident was recorded on dashcam on the Bruce Highway on Sunday between Maryborough and Childers, Queensland, and posted on the local “brickbats and bouquets” Facebook closed page.

However, you can view the video on the Bundaberg News Mail website by clicking here.

In the video, the highway changes from single lane to dual lanes and the two riders move into each lane, blocking the vehicle from overtaking.

The woman who posted the video says the riders were doing about 90km/h in a 100km/h zone.

What is not clear from the video is whether the riders did it on purpose or were simply ignorant of traffic behind them.

Too many riders forget to look in their mirrors or aren’t aware what’s behind them because their arms are in the way of the mirrors. However, it appears the mirrors would provide a clear view in this case.

Road rage?

It is also not clear what happened before the video. Perhaps there was a road rage incident that caused the riders to react by blocking traffic.

That is no way to deal with road rage and could escalate the situation. Watching the video, we were expecting the motorists to dangerously pass in the gap between the riders.

Check this article for how to deal with road rage and the consequences of reacting.

In Queensland, motorists can cop a $76 fine and two demerit points for driving in the right lane without overtaking in areas with 90km/h or higher speed limits.

If the riders were simply arrogantly blocking motorists from passing them, then it is shameful behaviour that enforces the bad name that riders have in the community.

However, riders going too slow is an uncommon cause for complaint. Usually it’s the opposite!How to overtake traffic lane filtering passing

In fact, riders making dangerous overtaking manoeuvres is more common and covered in this article on how to do it safely and courteously.