Summernight wrote:Summernight wrote:This morning's inconsiderate, dangerous and
illegaltray truck that:
1) enters and blocks an intersection when it was clear he wouldn't be able to fully clear the turn;
2) pulls into the bicycle lane without checking for bikes (ie. me) first; and
3) then turns left the WRONG WAY down a one way street.
Will shortly send an email to the company. When he started drifting across into the bike lane I didn't have much clearance room between him and the parked car. (Language warning- couldn't help myself)
Update from this: Police have decided not to charge the driver because:
1. I was (according to the driver) in his blind spot due to the length and size of his truck and the driver couldn't see where I was positioned at the time at the back of the truck (which means, IMO, to a normal person you would brake and wait until you definitely know it is clear, no? );
2. Council had blocked his access into the one-way street from the other end due to works so it wasn't an offence to turn the wrong way down the one-way street;
3. The driver was shocked when he saw the footage and apparently very remorseful and wanted the police to convey his apologies to me; and
4. The police have emphasised to the driver to be more cautious in the future regarding the possibility of drivers or cyclists in his blind spots.
Bit disappointed that I could have seriously been injured or worse by this incident and yet the SMIDS[Her] excuse is sufficient for the police. If the truck driver had been looking in his mirrors and aware of everything around him all the time like he should have and not accelerated as he moved into my lane to beat the traffic queue he would have seen I was there the whole time. Even me being in a designated bike lane isn't enough apparently.
At least the police talked to the driver so he knows cameras are watching his driving ability, right?...
Absolutely disgusting from the Police.