This morning comming up blackfriars/farringdon road, I see a BTP(british transport police) van waiting to pull out into my lane, I’m going along nothing in front of me and I know the driver saw me but she still pulled out on me and I had to hammer the breaks or would have gone into the back of the van.
pulled up next to her at a set of light, she was to interested in making sure the car following had made it out as well to even notice I was there!!!
Thanks very much for the examples you set to the other road users!
I’ve only been riding a year but have learnt that you have to assume all other drivers, even other bikers, will pull out on you . . . even the plod, ambulances etc, they will all do it, some will even do it on ourpose. Just get used to it and adjust your speed and position so you can avoid them.
It must be the Monday for stuff happening on the roads today… keep safe out there kiddywinks
I had a cyclist slap into my bike this morning… I don’t really know what happened… either he just rode into me, or his panniers got caught on my indicator just as he was trying to squeeze past, but I didn’t realise till I started pulling off…with him going ‘woah woah’ and my bike going sideways…lol…he looked petrified, he appologised straight away, poor bloke, lol! :laugh:
I had a madman this morning, who decided to drive up the inside of me by using the empty parking bays by Brockwell park. It was only when he realised he was running out of road that he pulled back behind me. All this happened while in a steady flow of traffic doing 25-30mph. I gave him some choice hand signals.
If you stop a flow of traffic just to let somebody out of a turning it screws everybody up . . . far better for that person to wait for a suitable gap. Or is there not a high chance of gore and blood in that ?
Spot on, in my book. What gives me the right to hold up the traffic if I decide to stop and let someone pull into a major road from a minor one in front of me?Whose fault would it be if I got rear-ended because I’d stopped to let someone go before me when I have the right of way? MINE.