I thank folk all the time on the road for doing what the highway code says as it is pretty rare. I even thank them when they stop at a crossing as so many just shoot through - even the one directly outside the cop shop!
The truck did something dangerous/illegal and you blame the cyclists even when you are one and
What if you had been a truck or a bus
I had this car overtook me on the wrong side of the road on a blind bend and hit another vehicle. Both blamed me for it.
There's a difference between buzzing them at 60mph and crawling past them though
yes when you get run over slowly it does not hurt as much ?
The distance is the danger not the speed IMHO
It is either safe to pass or it is not safe to pass.
TBH i think i would rather be buzzed quick [ if i have to pick] as it is over and done with sooner and therefoe i assume safer