• The first bus company I contacted emailed 3 video files today of the CCTV footage I requested.

    The second video clip really shows how much the bus driver cut me up and put myself in a dangerous situation between the bus and curb.

    The bus company said they spoke with the bus driver. But now after seeing the footage I kind of want to submit it to the police. It happened on the 20th March, has is been too long to make a report?

    EDIT - removed the footage as I’ve submitted a “dangerous driving” police report online.

  • This kind of overtake pisses me off so much...there are solid white lines down the middle of the the road that aren't meant to be crossed, because it's a stupid idea to overtake on the bend, yet the driver thinks that because it's a cyclist in front it's imperative to make the overtake as soon as possible regardless of the road markings. When the inevitable happens and they encounter a car coming the other way, they think fuck it let's squeeze the cyclist rather than abort the overtake.

  • It’s a very stupid and dangerous place to perform an overtake, especially in a bus. Blind bend, blind crest, solid white line, narrow bridge etc .

    The worst part is there is a crossing that is usually red just after the bend and the buses always stop at the train station just after the crossing. Having to pull across the cycle lane.

  • I don't know any details of this specific situation, and haven't seen the video, but just wanted to clarify this:-

    there are solid white lines down the middle of the the road that aren't meant to be crossed

    They can be crossed though (per HWC rule 129):-


    Double white lines where the line nearest you is solid. This means you MUST NOT cross or straddle it unless it is safe and you need to enter adjoining premises or a side road. You may cross the line if necessary, provided the road is clear, to pass a stationary vehicle, or overtake a pedal cycle, horse or road maintenance vehicle, if they are travelling at 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.

    Of course, if it's a blind bend (as hinted at in other posts) then "providing the road is clear" cannot be guaranteed and they shouldn't have attempted to manoeuvre, also the average car driver will consider any cyclist they want to overtake as going slower than 10mph regardless of their real speed.


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