- Pesky helmet cammers, always looking for trouble
(whilst not excusing the shockingly dangerous and shite driving, and accepting the rider being completely free from fault)
Have you noticed this recent tendency for indicators to be just a coloured bulb on a silver background and almost completely invisible in normal daylight conditions?Posted 3 years ago
Poor guy braking on a road bike really must be shit I’m glad I don’t have one
It all happened so fast I doubt he had much time to brake tbh.
By the time it’s obvious that the car isn’t swerving round a pothole/positioning to turn right behind the cyclist it’s only a car length or two away. At 40mph (assuming both doing 20mph in opposite directions) you’re covering 3 or 4 car lengths (17m) every second. Even if he’d stopped he’d still have been in the path of the car!Posted 3 years agocrankboyMember
jesus that is basically what happened to me ,in so far as the ridding was concerned my car came through traffic from the right into the bus / cycle lane I weas in . The police officer rang me as I was leaving casualty to say I had to understand that the driver had not seen me , and fubared any prosecution by writing in her report “the cyclist must accept some responsibility for the accident as they failed to anticipate the drivers manoeuvre.”Posted 3 years agoPaineyMember
Had something very similar happen to me about 10 years or so ago. Went smack into the front of a beemer after it pretty much drove across in front of me, me off to hospital in an ambulance etc.
The woman driver also claimed she didn’t see me and got a warning/caution from the police. How she didn’t see me is the bit that gets me on top of the fact that the police accepted it. I’m 6’4, was wearing a bright yellow top and it was clear daylight. If she didn’t see me she wasn’t driving with due care etc…Posted 3 years agocrankboyMember
Donk I am so had a bit of a row with the police employee who made the decision and am at least getting somewhere with the insurance claim as her insurers have accepted full liability.Posted 3 years ago
It is not the police failing to prosecute that annoys so much as their failing to acknowledge that the driver is at fault . we ( the driver and i ) got identical generic no further action letters.brooessMember
You do wonder at what point we’re going to take driving crime seriously – fake plates, driving without due care and attention, rider’s bike totalled and the guy seriously injured. Surely when caught the driver has to do time and never ever be allowed near a car again?
This is why you HAVE to ride assuming that the most moronic move a driver could make is, in fact, the one they will make… I’ve stopped assuming a stationary car will stay stationary after I’ve seen too many daft moves (whether walking, driving or riding)… you can see why people say they’d love to ride but think it’s too dangerous. Meanwhile the UK gets fatter and fatter and fatter…Posted 3 years agoD0NKSubscriber
we ( the driver and i ) got identical generic no further action letters
well atleast that was reassuring that wthey were’n’t going to prosecute you for deliberately and persistently not dodging out of the way of arsehole drivers.
I got NFA when witnesses didn’t bother to fill in the forms, despite driver and his insurance accepting full liability. Annoying.
(wasn’t expecting them to lock him up but checking the dopey sod’s eyesight and generally impressing on him the importance of watching WTF you are going would have been nice)Posted 3 years ago
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