Update on Incident

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Cycling Dan, 21 Jul 2012.

  1. Cycling Dan

    Cycling Dan Cycle Crazy

    Hi guys
    This incident happened to be around 1 week ago and is something which was handled greatly by Northumbria police


    The driver was visited by the same officer that talked to me and showed her the video
    She did say sorry on the video however after talking to the officer when he rang me up to inform me of the meeting with the driver she was sorry but didn't really understand what she did wrong.
    A full report will be on http://www.cyclecamera.tv/ when GAZ sorts it for me ^_^
    This will include how i reported it the incident and process to the result.

    Regards Cycle Dan
     
  2. Miquel In De Rain

    Miquel In De Rain No Longer Posting

    Worrying that she couldn't see what she did wrong.I like your accent.;)

    She looks young,lack of experience?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Cycling Dan

    Cycling Dan Cycle Crazy

    When im angry my accent is really strong.
    But i was more angry at the fact that i nearly came off trying to miss her. Locked both my wheels which was not enought so mixed turning aswell thats what the hold head swung at 0:10 , that was me twisting my body to stay on is nearly coming off. Back wheel swung to the right,
    "Panic braking".
     
  4. Hip Priest

    Hip Priest Veteran

    Firstly, it's great to see a North East cycle-cammer.

    That's the sort of ignorant driving you see now and again. People like her just completely disregard cyclists. If she can't understand what she did wrong then the police should withdraw her licence until she does.
     
  5. I hate dual lane entries to rbts, with hindsight it might have been better to move into a central position earlier, but hindsight is a wonderful thing all you can really do is be alert and expect muppets :rolleyes: , safe cycling Dan.
     
  6. Miquel In De Rain

    Miquel In De Rain No Longer Posting

    Yes,definetly looked nasty.

    Im finding that rounderbout at Elephant and Castle a bit hairy.
    Haven't got used to it yet.
     
  7. 400bhp

    400bhp Guru

    Nice to see the police take a good approach - surprised they didn't pull you up for swearing. :whistle:

    Joking aside, and from plenty of experience, try to be less agressive/don't use bad language-keep the moral high ground + you should get better feedback from drivers.:thumbsup:

    I hate roundabouts. That was a typical scenario whereby a driver decides to get in front at the last minute.
     
  8. Andy_R

    Andy_R Hard of hearing..I said Herd of Herring..oh FFS..

    Location:
    County Durham
    Have to say she was definitely in the wrong, but could you have anticipated it by looking behind as you approached the r'bout perhaps? Possibly could have given you reason to move into primary to prevent it, but as HLaB has already said, hindsight is a great thing after the event.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Cycling Dan

    Cycling Dan Cycle Crazy

    video does not do it justice, i did look but i was in primary going into the roundabout, i have a mirror on the handle bar of my drop frame.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Cycling Dan

    Cycling Dan Cycle Crazy

    At 0:10 when i lost my back wheel trying to avoid her i mentally got my self ready to hit the ground at 20mph. So when i didn't fall off i was relived but then angry at what happened and i burst out with emotion. I was still shaking from it the next day, paranoid once i moved on because i was in so much shock . i did compose myself by the time i was at her window however did nearly lose it again 0:19 (pitch of my voice increases however im calm in most situations) by her blatant denial
    in turn easier said then done.
    compared to stop signs intersections which would replace them i love them ^_^
     
  11. Jdratcliffe

    Jdratcliffe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Redhill, Surrey
    Elephant + castle is a nightmare do it daliy and trying NOT to "get used to it" incase i get sloppy.
     
  12. Miquel In De Rain

    Miquel In De Rain No Longer Posting


    Wouldn't say I get sloppy...more like finding the best way to handle it regarding positioning and different situations.I thought High Holborn was a bit rough at first till I got used to it...Also Waterloo Bridge around the Waldorf Hotel have my own way of handling it.There are always different situations though that can find me in the wrong position.Also regarding car behaviour and where cars are turning into.

    Basically,im still learning about the way the traffic behaves on that roundabout.
     
  13. Jdratcliffe

    Jdratcliffe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Redhill, Surrey
    agree its a learning curve for sure! hate thou how some people seem to have death wish and dont even look when crossing! give us all a bad name.
     
  14. Miquel In De Rain

    Miquel In De Rain No Longer Posting

    I handled it fine today but im not so sure my tactics today would work well in every situation.
     
  15. OP
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    Cycling Dan

    Cycling Dan Cycle Crazy

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