Cycle commuters – are drivers more stupid on the way in to wor, or the way home?
Generally when I ride into work the roads are fairly quiet, and then busy on the way home.
Overall I would say they are more stupid on the way home, but this is probably due to the increased number of vehicles on the road.
In the morning the biggest problems tend to be delivery drivers at speed in built up areas and cars with windscreens not properly cleared.
In the evenings it tends to be the usual with cars going all over the place, diving down side roads, pulling out in front of you, racing to lights etc….
All of it compounded by the fact people seem to think they can park their cars anywhere these days and get away with it, even on double yellows…..Posted 8 years agothomthumbMember
way home is worst ime. i think it's the rush to get home and the perceived delay of being sat behind a cyclist. No one is in as much of a rush to get into work.
although this does change if i'm 20 minutes drive out of the city at 8:45!
definatley feel that the worst driving is exhibited 8:30-9 and 5-5:30. ie those in a huge rush to get in and out.Posted 8 years agoChrisLSubscriber
I think I see more of it in the evening, though I suspect that's partly to do with my route. For example, what's a left turn when I ride to work becomes a right turn on the way home and many drivers coming out of the side road don't seem to notice I'm turning into it until the last moment so nearly drive into me.
In addition at the moment I ride to work in daylight, more or less, and ride home in darkness so that'll affect things too.Posted 8 years agoD0NKSubscriber
About the same dangerousity but different sorts,Posted 8 years ago
Idiocy in the morning probably still half asleep not looking or as mentioned not cleared the ice from windows.
Knobbish behaviour in the afternoon, racing home endangering everyone else to get infront of the next person in line.stealthcatMember
Two words – School run.
I think there must be some fairly posh schools near my commute; loads of big cars carrying one small child in the back.
Though it's actually the pedestrian school run that's the most dangerous for me – I don't think any of the local schools teach the kids or their parents road safety…Posted 8 years agocooganMember
Maybe coogan, but a driver is in a one tonne or heavier metal box at 30+ mph… A cyclist is not.
I know, but some of the cyclists I see I'm amazed they even make it to work let alone home. I ride and drive in Edinburgh and from both stand points see some crazy driving/riding. Don't think it's all down to just drivers.Posted 8 years agoBreganteSubscriber
I travel into work at 5.30 hrs which I love but my commute home often coincides with school chucking out time. lazy arsed parents abandoning /double parking in the school "car free zones" and flinging their 4×4 doors open without checking that "the stupid cyclist" isn't actually cycling on a public road, then looking surpirsed when I give them the finger as I desparately swerve to avoid flying headlong through the air! AAaaaaaaaaarrrrgggghhhh!!!!!!!
thanks for listening………. same time next week Dr? 😳Posted 8 years agodruidhMember
coogan – Member
I know, but some of the cyclists I see I'm amazed they even make it to work let alone home. I ride and drive in Edinburgh and from both stand points see some crazy driving/riding. Don't think it's all down to just drivers.
I agree. On an average day, I probably see 4/5 instances of inconsiderate or just plain bad driving. I'll see mibbe 10-15 instances of frankly dangerous cycling.Posted 8 years ago
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