I have felt more unsafe than usual the last few days. Recently I've personally had more than the daily average of close shaves. Many drivers have a noticeably aggressive driving style these days and appear to have no fear of law or even any respect for lower forms of road life.
Yes, report them. Some sent me a report and after a few weeks a response.
Here it is:
Dear (name withheld)
Thankyou for your feedback concerning cyclists on Pulteney St. Transitplus takes this issue very seriously. I have taken steps to reiterate to our drivers and staff as to what is expected of them with regards to road safety and courtesy to all road users including cyclists. In future please feel free to report any incident as this is how we know that our people are driving correctly.
Courtesy to Cyclists
There have been a number of complaints over the last few months from cyclists relating to perceived near miss incidents.
This is a significant concern. It seems that most of the incidents involve the shared bus/cyclist lane in Pulteney Street.
Please ensure that you respect cyclists on the road as you would any other road user. Allow a reasonable amount of space between you and the cyclist when overtaking; be prepared to change lanes to make the manoeuvre safely.
And when following a cyclist in traffic, remember that a large vehicle such as a bus can be intimidating, do not tail gate and allow plenty of room to stop in an emergency.
Be mindful of cyclists around your vehicle; ensure that you regularly check your mirrors, particularly when changing lanes or direction.
Be patient, on approaching a bus stop, do not overtake a cyclist to then block the carriageway ahead of the cyclist.
All complaints are investigated. Routinely, forward vision is taken from buses to investigate complaints relating to alleged unsafe driving. Drivers will be disciplined when an allegation of unsafe/ negligent driving is proven.
I thank you for your cooperation.
Snappy glad you are ok... what happened?
What happened on Unley Rd?