Yep! I have seen some quite astonishing things happening driving and riding around adelaide and yes, I too have seen this happen and some have come quite close to buses and traffic of oncomng cars also.
Some motor scooters and motor cyclists still wear the wrong colours and wonder why they cant be seen!
Also some cyclists are still wearing dark colours or dont have the correct lighting on their bikes.
Hi Su - I am very well thankyou! and to all other adelaide cyclists.
Without exaggeration, I witness about three to five scooters each morning travelling in the bike lanes of Belair Road and Unley Road in the city bound peak hour.
It's ridiculous and outrageous that I continue to report each licence plate I capture to 131444 with regularity, yet I've never seen police out on the curb booking people. I would surely encourage some police presence along this route to experience what I see. I will throw a party when this day comes!
I'm sorry to sound a little negative, and mildly hot under the collar on this, but this is my biggest bug bear as a regular cyclist and vehicle driver.
Firstly, I'll qualify that I have a great deal of respect for motorcyclists, as they have attained a licence through testing and practice via specific channels. Which is fantastic.
However, it's massively irritating to see scooter riders (who are not licensed the same way motorcyclists are) blatantly turn their noses to the law and massively disrespect cyclists by riding their scooters in the designated bicycle lane. The riders that are disrespectful bring no favours to scooter riders in general, especially to scooter riders being seen to do the right thing and remain within normal traffic flow.
They are a menace and a safety risk to themselves, regular traffic and cyclists. How many vehicle drivers have I seen also inconvenienced by a scooter rider jumping out from the designated bicycle lane into the normal traffic lane!? And also ask this (perhaps Bike SA could jump in here), how many years of lobbying did it take for designated bicycle lanes to appear on our public roads? What do we do about claiming them back from the highly insensitive nuffas out there!