Updated: May 28
Filtering gives us a huge advantage over others but it must always be treated as a privilege, other road users rarely expect us to be there so we must account for that in our riding plan.
We need to especially watch for side roads. entrances and junctions where anyone emerging wont be able to see us or where someone might turn across our path we also need to consider pedestrians crossing between queuing traffic.
In our plan we should consider somewhere safe in the queuing traffic to pull into should we need to abort the filter.
Don't forget, not filtering is always an option to consider so we must weigh up the risk Vs gain.