Seen this one before (maybe on here?)
See my earlier post. Chances are the driver didn't realise the bike was going way faster than the surrounding traffic and so thought he/she had time to get across the road and out of the way.The interesting thing I find about the first accident, is that there is roughly 3 seconds between when the motorcyclist passed the final car and would have become visible and when the driver started the turn. I'm not sure distance wise how far away the motorcyclist would be EXPECTED to be visible, the problem with visibility is it is a very subjective thing, taking into account size of the object, movement, contrast between the object and its background, etc. So maybe the 3 seconds would be more like 2 seconds between visibility and action of the driver. Take into account reaction time from seeing the bike to taking evasive action, maybe 2 seconds is a reasonable time to correct an upcoming action, but it is borderline. I guess what I am wondering is, was the driver indeed watching the oncoming traffic with active attention, or were they either not looking or day dreaming, or had vision problems.