darkelf921 wrote:I had a close call at a roundabout the other day:
Swearing was inevitable as I didn't see the car until it was almost upon me. Sound occurs faster than the video.
Good the cops got him!!! I must confess I probably have missed seeing a cyclist when I drive my car, but never anything like in your video... crazy. I only started cycling TODAY so I imagine I will be more vigilant for bike riders now.
But as a big fan of motoring also, I do gotta say that a LOT of cyclist are also just as bad . I live pretty much in the Perth CBD and see a lot of craziness in peak hours. Just a month or two ago I saw the aftermath of a bike vs car. Some of them cyclist jump between cars when its not safe. You wouldnt believe how many run red lights and near misses I've seen. My own persona pet-hate is when about 2 or 3 cyclist ride on the road taking up a whole late. I see it EVERY weekend. And the irony of the situation, there is a bike path running along to the same road.
I hope I dont pickup any bad habits. Went for my first real cycle today a few kms visiting a friend. I stopped at all the red lights etc even though I could have safely gone threw.