RonK wrote:I wonder if the pilot I saw on Saturday morning occupying the centre of the middle lane on Turbot Street realises how close he was to being wiped out from behind.
Please elaborate. Where exactly as I dont recall any issues and I watch my mirrors like a hawk. Every driver passed me with care, no aggression... Not even a hoot. The only cars that slowed down near me had passengers with cameras and they were filming.
Occupying the centre of any lane is perfectly legal and far safer than the gutter bunny cyclists I overtake regularly, particularly along there as vehicles are frequently parked in the leftmost and rightmost lanes. As I travel close to the speed limit through most of there I am not going to weave in and out of the leftmost lane. That's the sort if thing inexperienced cyclists do and is just stupid. It makes their actions less predictable for other road users.
Were you driving or cycling? If you were the driver then you should drive more carefully into the sun because if you can't see me then you cant see the road markings or mopeds either and driving faster than the conditions allow for is quite illegal...
If you were the cyclist then I doubt from your perspective that you interpreted the situation correctly. I only passed one cyclist down Turbot and he was hugging the left edge of the road, straddling the line between lanes & going straight from a few 'turn left only' lanes. If that was you then most of the time I was so far away from you (until the red lights allowed you to catch up) that a parallax error would account for your misinterpretation of the situation.
I actually turned and smiled at that cyclist as he pulled up at the lights next to me and was completely ignored as he stared into the distance. Not even a smile or a nod...
Unless my actions negatively impact a third party directly I suggest that you MYOB.