• Had some nobhead BMW driver inches away from my rear wheel, honking his horn at me as I was preparing to turn right because I refused to change lanes. Not missing my turn off seemed more important than him going the extra 5mph the car in front was managing in heavy traffic. To be fair after he shouted at me out of his window he was polite enough to shut up when I asked him to.

  • 90mph in a 30, while overtaking a cyclist on a crossing. Speeding driver gets a ban, police officers don't understand why it was handled as an SP30 rather than dangerous driving:

    https://twitter.com/SgtTCS/status/120742­5104918929408

  • The muppet I reported in November for close passing me (on a fucking tight corner as well so obvs I went round it faster than they did and then had to brake in order to avoid going into their stupid rear end) and then jumping a red light is being prosecuted. I suspect the RLJ swung this in my favour, but driving without reasonable consideration for other road users is also listed as a charge.

  • Not reported anyone for a while. Just had to report 2 absolute shit eaters.

  • I've had a bunch post Christmas but found I was turning the camera on then holding the button rather than pressing it, which doesn't record. Bollocks.

  • Cycling in Richmond Park trialling my latest road build. Going down Broomfield Hill (after the parking lot), it's me, a few other cyclists, a mini in front of us, and two or three other cars in front of the Mini, and another cyclist or two - the usual Richmond Park mix, going a bit but not much under the speed limit.

    Halfway to the roundabout, the mini driver suddenly decides to overtake the cars in front of them, which is pretty unsafe in the best of cases. In this specific case, there was an oncoming cyclist just a few dozen metres on. The mini, having overtaken one, but not all of the cars in front of them, ends up having to brake suddenly and squeeze back in, almost hitting the car it just overtook. General disapproval by everybody followed.

    What the actual fuck do idiots like that think? Do they think at all?

  • Do they think at all?

    no

    edit: maybe about what theyre having for tea, but not driving

  • What's a parking lot?

  • More than a parking little, less than a parking most.

  • a hair more than a parking many

  • What the actual fuck do idiots like that think?

    They think 'it's just a bike it doesn't count'. I'm surprised the Mini pulled in. Round here they'd just expect you to make space for them and the artic they're overtaking, making it briefly three abreast on a single carriageway.

  • Is that where you’re not suppose to overtake too? (Road marking)

  • Not to my knowledge, there are essentially no road markings at all there beyond the speed limit. But even so, and even without any cyclists around, trying to overtake 3+ cars in front of you on a rather windy narrow road with very limited visibility is daft.

  • Is that where you’re not suppose to overtake too? (Road marking)

    There are no parts where overtaking is prohibited. You can still cross the solid white line(s) in the middle of the road to overtake under certain circumstances (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.

    Laws RTA 1988 sect 36 & TSRGD regs 10 & 26
    "

    Of course, almost every overtake I get on those types of sections (usually coming up Dark Hill as I rarely do anything other than anti-clockwise) the road ahead is not properly clear and I've had some very close calls on people getting it wrong (either nearly hitting something coming down the hill or pulling back in very close to my front wheel to avoid doing so).

    Then again, I often overtake cars going down Broomfield Hill by crossing those very same white lines whilst going way over 20mph, so I'm not exactly fully law abiding myself.

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