If youu are texting whislt driving a motor vehicle then you should be ashamed of yourself. Please do not do this least you kill some one who is obeying the law.
In some states it is not illegal for cyclist to use mobile phones whislt riding. Not sure about SA however.
The same thing happens at the intersection of Muller road and North east, the cars get sick of waiting to turn left (left lane) and dart into the right lane (straight across). I used to ride the line, but now I take the entire right lane (two close calls), since the lights are always red when I get there, and it's usually empty.
Good point Mike. Gee, you look a lot like Oscar a part of Brighton Road at peak hour where people heading south just past the Brighton oval give way to traffic turning right into Highet Avenue. They just stop because the Sturt Road traffic signals stops everything and it all banks up. Then they kindly let the other motorists through. This is all very nice of them, but if a cyclist is hammering along unimpeded in the bike lane, chances are they won't be noticed until they are on the bonnnet or under the wheels. The worst time for this would be when it is winter time and dark earlier - then the headlights obscure the motorists view as well.
Just to wanted to warn others to be aware of that one. If I am in a vehicle being given that offer to go through, I creep up, but I have to admit, it is so hard to see if someone is coming along the bike lane and you are practically in it before you can really tell what's coming.
Don't you love them...
The disappearing bike lanes of Adelaide...
Phantom lanes I guess.