pulled over for careless cycling…
Epic fail – I think…!
Watch the vid back through & you’ll see the road markings for a bike lane have finished when the cyclist starts having a go & then restart further on down the road. At the point where he starts having a go, its a bus lane..
Happy to be proved wrong but I think he got it epically wrong..Posted 4 years agouser-removedMember
Un-cool of me it may be, but I applaud the cyclist. He’s just standing up and making his (correct) views heard, without fear. Those cops didn’t have a leg to stand on.
Far too many of us take the line of least resistance – nothing wrong with civic responsibility.
And Lebowski – you’re sort of wrong. It’s a bus lane at the point where he knocks on the window. Cars aren’t allowed in a bus lane (with the possible exception of a police car on an emergency call) but bikes are.Posted 4 years agomrlebowskiMember
And Lebowski – you’re sort of wrong. It’s a bus lane at the point where he knocks on the window. Cars aren’t allowed in a bus lane (with the possible exception of a police car on an emergency call) but bikes are.
Depends on the day of the week & the time of day..
Scroll down to 141Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscriber
Convinces me, once again, that riding in traffic with a camera attached turns some folk into complete tosspots. I bet he thought it would look great on Youtube – him showing the police a thing or two.
It would have been much more effective to have sat behind the car, recorded the number plate and then sent a copy of the video in to police HQ.Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
I totally support the police and wish there were more of them busting all the arrogant road users I see every day.
its certainly preferable to them shooting unarmed people and killing
riotersa man on his way home from work*.
Both bell ends but the copper was in the wrong then abused his power as a copper. They guy clearly did not help his cause much
* for clarity coppers, like MPS , are drawn from society and the vast majority will be honest decent folk but I cannot tottally support all they do and I doubt coppers do eitherPosted 4 years ago
for clarity coppers, like MPS , are drawn from society and the vast majority will be honest decent folk but I cannot tottally support all they do and I doubt coppers do either
I think perhaps I should have said this ^^
But for risk amelioration I do agree with this:
devash – Member
Rule number one – avoid the police.aracerSubscriber
Has nobody else noticed the black van which breaks a specific non-subjective law right next to the police car just before the driver gets out (well the police car probably just has committed the same offence as well, but I’ll generously assume the lights weren’t red when they crossed the line). The police certainly don’t seem to.
It says in the comment for the video that it is an operational bus line – not really sure what difference it makes him claiming it to be a bike line. Contrary to other suggestions, I’d reckon that if there’s enough traffic to require use of the bus lane it’s likely to be operational, and certainly during commuting times.Posted 4 years agoLHSMember
All parties are dicks in that video but especially the cyclist. Have no idea what he was going to achieve there, and quite frankly it doesn’t actually look like the police were in the wrong. There are two many cyclists with helmet cams trying to bate motorists and police. If you watch a lot of those youtube videos, a lot of the cyclists move out as a car passes them then scream at the car, like they are almost looking for it. Weird behaviour.Posted 4 years agoDavesportSubscriber
Another bad day for cycling I’m afraid. It’s not the cyclist’s job to tell other people that they’re driving in the wrong lane. Any normal person watching this can only come to one conclusion. The bloke’s a complete tool & out to cause problems. I’d say the coppers exercised too much restraint. They’re entitled to ask him to provide his details; end of. He should have been in the back of the car when he failed to provide them.
With the looming debate on presumed liability for those in motor vehicles, examples like this are going to make the case more difficult. I cringe sometimes when I hear people refer to me as a “cyclist”. We’re not held in high regard amongst other groups of road users. Things like this make it worse.
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