Bristol First bus close pass - my video featured..

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by Arjimlad, 29 Oct 2018.

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  1. Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

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  2. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Oooh, an advisory letter. A waste of officer time and paper. There's only one thing idiots like that understand, and that's a Court appearance.
     
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  3. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    for what it’s worth After about 10,000 miles of Bristol commuting I found Bristol bus drivers pretty good, likewise bristol drivers. Bristol generally seems to have a give and take ethos on most things driving included

    this doesn’t excuse any particular twattish driving of course, and I have rarely seen thattoo
     
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    Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

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    Agreed. I was unhappy that the police just fired a letter off before ascertaining who the driver was.
     
  5. I agree, but would add that any 'professional' driver who demonstrates just ONCE that they pose being a reckless hazard to the safety of other road users (providing the highway code is observed, we cyclists have equal rights to use roads!), should be immediately sacked. No politically correct soft nonsense, just sacked unconditionally.
     
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  6. I am sorry to hear about this mate. A huge failing I witness out on the roads as a cyclist, is simply a lack of calm patience. WHY can drivers like this not just patiently wait behind cyclists, if they know they might need to pull in from the road, in the first place? Common sense and respect.
     
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  7. NorthernSky

    NorthernSky Über Member

    yes, when driving i was always told to respect buses and give way to them etc yet they do not want to return the respect and patience
     
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  8. icowden

    icowden Active Member

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    To me it seems like Bristol Council share some responsibility. The Bus sticks to the car lane without deviation. The fact that the cycle lane is barely wide enough for a cycle seems to bypass the driver's rational brain.
     
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  9. Milzy

    Milzy Veteran

    I’ve seen worse. At least you’ve got the best cycling computer for price point on the market.
     
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    Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

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    The cycle paint expired before the pass, the bit on the left is a filter lane to turn off the road.
     
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