Speaking of traffic SS's...
Yesterday was gorgeous. 72 degrees, a bit windy, but awesome. So of course I had to take the motorcycle out for a spin. First time out since last October. Tons of fun, even though I only went around the block a few times.
I'm approaching my street, there's a pickup about three car lengths in front of me. I turn on my turn signal, downshift to second and slow down. The pickup passes my street and I start to make my turn. Then another car that was on my street at the stop sign PULLS OUT TO TURN LEFT! I was already leaning and turning, so the car almost hit me. I was swerving to get out of the way, and since I was already leaning, the bike almost went out from under me. I managed to correct it and rev it so I shot past, coming within four inches of the corner curb, and I looked over my shoulder at the car, and the driver was leaning out of the window SCREAMING at me, and then she honked her horn. I couldn't hear what she was screaming over the sound of my bike, but from the look on her face, she wasn't complimenting me on my riding boots.
While there is a chance she could have missed seeing me if she wasn't paying close attention (I was wearing bright red, with a red scarf in my hair), there is NO way she couldn't hear my bike. It's a Harley, and it growls pretty loud. Hubby says he can hear me coming from two blocks away.