I'd take that bet. The scariest thing, from my perspective, is that I was hit in more or less exactly the same place, in the same way, on a ride last year. I got fired into the hedge, and missed the kerb (just). I wouldn't mind, but the visibility at that point, in both directions, is clear for a very long distance. The junction isn't oblique, I just can't understand why Darwin hasn't dealt with this sort of driver.10:1 says she walks away with a slap on the wrist at most.
I was taken out at this junction last year, it's feck all, in comparison to some of the nasty oblique, obstructed, piss poor, ancient junctions, that I've ridden past in North Dorset. I've never had a problem at those ones. There have been a lot of cyclist / car accidents at the junction in question. I honestly despair, it's well positioned, the visibility is good in both directions (weather dependent). It would take a monumental tosser to hit anything at that junction, it would seem the local driver population, may be somewhat lacking in basic cognitive abilities.Remind me again what the guy on the bike got, oh yeah a death sentence the most she will get is a couple of years ban and a heavy fine.
If this junction is bad she should have taken more care.
Again ?That's not even a bollocking, more a finger wagging.
And how can the junction be dangerous? Stand there where there are no cars on it and it's safe and benign as any other piece of real estate. It's the idiots that use it that create the danger, and when those people step beyond merely creating danger into the realm of harming or killing people, as this lady did, they should be properly punished for it.
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