UberEATS Motorcycle/Scooter Drivers Not Knowing Road Rules
Last edited 16/07/2019 - 22:34 by 1 other user
Just wondering if everyone else has been noticing the particularly poor driving by UberEATS motorcycle/scooter riders? Usually seem to be overseas license with little understanding of Australian road rules, cutting and swerving everywhere and honestly just an accident waiting to happen.
For the record, I have both a car and motorcycle license and understand the rules for both cars and motorcycles.
The other day when I was in a carpark, I saw the following altercation between an UberEATS rider and a driver. I was stationary and waiting for the guy in front of me to reverse into a parking spot (on the left) when an UberEATS rider tried to cut in from my left and behind the reversing car. Obviously they were on a collision course, I beeped my horn so the driver would stop. The driver and UberEATS rider got into a physical altercation afterwards.
I think the issue is that these riders are riding like in Asia, where they can just cut in anywhere and just ride anywhere where there is space, there's little understanding of just waiting for the guy in front of you. I find that Australia tends to be very car centric, so as a rider, I find that if I try to act as much like a car as possible, it's generally less dangerous.
Anyway, complimentary MS paint diagram: http://i67.tinypic.com/ezoak8.png