That maneuver is common round here as well.I've maybe misunderstood, but it looks to me as the real punishment is for trying to wriggle out it rather than anything related to the incident.
Also, this is the kind of manoeuvre that I see regularly, not every day but failing to keep left at a keep left traffic island is my most common observation next to speeding.
I did think it was funny how the article made an issue of the driver being on the wrong side of the road when that's exactly where they should be when passing a cyclist.I'd rather they go the wrong way around a traffic island, than try to squeeze through past me to be honest
And if there had been someone coming the other way there he would have had nowhere to go. in similar circumstances here a few years ago there was almost a multiple crash.I don't think he close passed or endangered the cyclist. He came up at speed, realised he couldn't do the squeeze through on the LHS and 'baled out', as it were. His car is well onto the hatchings in the middle of the road when he is passing, and moving ever further away to go to the RHS of the Keep Left bollard
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