First incident caught on camera - RLJ

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by winstonsmith, 19 May 2010.

  1. winstonsmith

    winstonsmith New Member

  2. thomas

    thomas the tank engine

    oh well. They should make that cycle lane at the traffic lights mandatory and keep the cycle lane on green :biggrin:
  3. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    video clearly shows that you could see her a long way ahead, you had time to look over your shoulder and she stopped before actually entering your path of travel.
  4. I wonder if the cyclist you overtook too closely IMO knew what you were shouting about, or whether from his POV you might have appeared to have passed too close shouting "f**k's sake" at him for "getting in your way"

    I know that's not the case but might have seemed that way from another perspective
  5. hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

    What ST said...That happens to me a when I am overtaking a cyclist or anyone now I try and give more space...The best one is doing it to cabbies (giving them loads of space that is) as they are so variable in their overtakes.
  6. OP

    winstonsmith New Member

    trustysteed - yes I did see her however there was a car directly behind me that I didn't want to pull out into. In retrospect I should have handled it differently I just wanted to illustrate that she jumped the red light and didn't appear to look right. She was still moving as I passed her, although slowly.

    Sheffield_Tiger - He was actually cycling with her and had just jumped the redlight. I don't usually say anything to redlight jumpers.

    I think the wonderful thing about video cameras is the ability to view my own mistakes as well as others and hopefully learn from them.
  7. DrSquirrel

    DrSquirrel Guest

    I would agree partily, but doesn't mean I wouldn't shout (maybe not agressive) at someone approaching, and I certainly wouldn't want to be the one to stop with the possibility of traffic bearing down behind me (neither would I want to swerve out).

    Personally, as soon as I saw it, I would have done a shoulder check and if safe moved into the line of traffic to make sure I was clear... and then maybe said something ;)
  8. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    i appreciate you not wanting to pull out with a vehicle behind you. i just wanted to point out you had time to look over your shoulder for a vehicle but seemed to make no effort to slow down for the 'hazard' ahead?
  9. OP

    winstonsmith New Member

    Yes. Point taken. I should have. I assumed she was going to stop before then but I realise in hindsight that I should have prepared and slowed down.
  10. hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

    Same here...that why you and I can work out why things happen.

    May be mistakes or just poor positioning.
  11. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

    Nr Cambridge
    Watched it, but without any sound. You had traffic to your right and a manhole cover sort of thing in your path to negotiate. The stupid woman didn't even look just carried on when she clearly didn't have right of way. I think she was possibly Chinese or SE Asian - Thai or Vietnamese so may have little experience of UK roads. Did you not shout or Airzound her as she just does not look! I would have thought she would have done so had you shouted loud enough! A menace nonetheless, an accident waiting to happen.
  12. hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

    They cycle,moped ride like that in Thailand...don't generally look if they are on a moped if they are coming from the left like that.Took a bit of getting used to.
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