Skidding to a halt at a ped crossing

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by magnatom, 4 Dec 2007.

  1. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    It's been a while, but here is my latest video.

    This driver approaches a zebra crossing quite fast. A cyclist who has dismounted to get to the other side of the road (I take the roundabout instead, much safer!!) waits at the zebra crossing. The driver must notice quite late and instead of deciding to continue safely through the crossing (the cyclist was waiting patiently) decides to do an emergency stop, skidding in the process. Why? The bemused cyclist looks on.....:biggrin:

    Maybe the driver had noticed that I was filming and didn't want to end up on the web for ignoring a zebra crossing :biggrin:

    (Yes I was breathing heavy, but I had just emerged from the Clyde Tunnel. I challenge anyone to cycle through the tunnel at a reasonable speed and come out breathing normally!!:biggrin:)
  2. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    Ha ha!
  3. OP

    magnatom Guest

    Are you laughing at the driver or my heavy breathing.....:biggrin:
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I think it's time to quit the fags MT!!
  5. OP

    magnatom Guest

    How did you know about the goings on in the Clyde tunnel cycle path....:biggrin::biggrin:
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I have a direct link to your bike-cam that I can connect to at will, I use it to monitor what you are up to and report back to my superiors on a weekly basis as they asked me to watch you.
  7. OP

    magnatom Guest

    Oh bu**er. Literally. :biggrin:
  8. OP

    magnatom Guest

    If thats true Dom, where am I pointing it now..........:biggrin:
  9. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Euuggghhhh :biggrin::biggrin::ohmy::blush::sad::blush::blush:xx(xx(:biggrin::biggrin:
  10. OP

    magnatom Guest

    I did explain it is a helmet camera didn't I.....:biggrin:
  11. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    I just had a muppet skid to a halt at a red light, on the phone, across the line. Tosser in an Audi TT, but I didn't have my helmet camera around since I was walking.
  12. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Guildford / London
    Steady now lads :smile:

    That looks like a classic case of CIA - Cager In Autopilot

    Drive, drive, drive, stop, drive, drive, drive, wonder whats for tea? drive drive OH F*CK
  13. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    I'll start by saying that the youtube was overloaded and wouldn't run before I started typing.

    The driver may have read the Highway Code ?


    Zebra crossings. As you approach a zebra crossing
    • look out for pedestrians waiting to cross and be ready to slow down or stop to let them cross
    • you MUST give way when a pedestrian has moved onto a crossing
    • allow more time for stopping on wet or icy roads
    • do not wave or use your horn to invite pedestrians across; this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching
    • be aware of pedestrians approaching from the side of the crossing
    I'm not sure that your camera was a catalyst. You were on a parallel carriageway and the car passed you and the driver was probably looking forwards rather than out of the left rear quarter window. He may have caught you in his periphery but I doubt it was much more than that.

    couldn't see the vid until I got home. Watch in slomo and the "pedestrian" pushes his front wheel over the edge of the kerb before the car has stopped - definitely not 'waiting patiently'. This is enough for the car to give way 'when a pedestrian has moved onto a crossing'.

    Motorist was, however, in the wrong - they should have slowed earlier and should have stopped irrespective of how patient the "pedestrian" may have looked.

    OF COURSE - JUST MY OPINION and possibly not shared by others.
  14. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    OT a bit, but... I can't see Youtube films at the moment on this Uni computer (I have done in the past, it's just this last week) I get this message on the Youtube site:

    Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player.

    I'm not sure I can load new versions of stuff, not being an administrator. How do I check the Javascript thing?

    Very annoying, I haven't been able to see Bollo's dent yet... Will have to bring my laptop in and use a hotdesk connection..
  15. topcat1

    topcat1 vintage Mercian 2012

    I had to watch it twice coz I laughing at the heavy breather.
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