Further to a previous post about the increasing number of motorbikes on the road - now is a good time to be aware that if more bikes are on the road - we should increase our awareness of other riders sharing the roads. Perhaps I can use my experience this morningâ€¦ I donâ€™t normally use the emergency lane however traffic was impatient along the fwy so I followed an experienced ride via the emergency lane (to many close calls filtering).. I was watching the traffic to my left to ensure all was good - we weren't the speed limit because of the heightened risk of being in the emergency lane *removed speed because i dont think it was that fast* Note a stationary bike - centre of their lane. Not moving. Ok Keep slight eye on the top of their helmet. Then - out of no where they pull out in front of me! Emergency break - smoke - tyre lifts - Extreme weight in my wrists â€¦ ouchâ€¦. Heart beating - legs weak... First emergency break i've had to do in high(er) speed conditions. They didnâ€™t even notice what they had done!! They just saw another bike and thought 'there's a good idea' - without head checking!!! If your gonna do it - chances are someone is also - so Check!! I followed them until I caught them to tell them what they had done They were totally oblivious - (they should have heard my tyres lock up!) So - I just wanna say - head checks and watching (predicting) the traffic is even more vital now that there are more of us!