This clown passes the wife safely, then decides to veer towards me no more than 6" to spare, at a speed of 35km.
Once passed has to apply brakes, does not indicate to turn, as he is approaching the busy intersection to quickly. If a vehicle was coming an accident for sure.
This is at Gawler. Has anyone noticed since the TDU some people are more aggressive than before.
My wife and I class ourselves in the group of being conscious of other road users and ride well to the left of the white line when we can and single file 99% of the time.
The Barossa Valley is now becoming what I would class as a war zone in some areas since this cycle track winds its way to Angaston.
Motorists seem to think all bike users should be using it. There was an instance of a car pulling over and the occupant getting out and abusing 2 female cyclists in the main street of Tanunda. Shouts of use the f*^#!n path the finger is the standard now. 2 weeks ago a car pulled along side me slowed down and the occupant shouted out " I could F%^#@*N kill you two". This is why I now have front and rear cameras when I ride.
It is getting out of hand up this way.
This clown passes the wife safely, then decides to veer towards me no more than 6" to spare, at a speed of 35km. Once passed has to apply brakes, does not indicate to turn as he is approaching the busy intersection to quickly. If a vehicle was coming accident for sure.This clown passes the wife safely, then decides to veer towards me no more than 6" to spare, at a speed of 35km. Once passed has to apply brakes, does not indicate to turn as he is approaching the busy intersection to quickly. If a vehicle was coming accident for sure.
Glad your ok Fred
I have had a few shout out at me while riding the usual crap when riding about there a little
however Vanessa and Linda did a ride to Angston the other day and copped a bit a few times.
Take it to the Police
show the cops.
Not long ago, mid January, a mate and I were waiting at the bottom after coming down Norton. We were way off the road, in the gravelly bit near the sheds on the left having a chat. I was facing away from the hill. She was facing toward me looking back up the hill when she stopped talking and looked petrified. Coming down Norton at speed at us was a ute. I turned round just as the driver swerved at us in an attempt to spook us that he was going to flatten us. Young fella driving. Young woman in the passenger seat. Both were laughing at how scared we were. We ducked for cover. Didn't get the rego. Beggars belief that someone can do that. Needed to get that off my mind, because I just don't understand it. I work in health care. If the young fella needs attention one day, he will expect that I look after him and yet, as a stranger riding a bike and wearing a helmet he thinks Im fair sport to make out he's going to run me down. End of rant.
Do the police actually take proper action on these types of things?
If you had the incident you described on video, with number plate and faces clearly visible, what's the worst the driver would cop? A letter? A visit from the cops?
I understand it's hard to prosecute, but if it was a knife and not a car...
If it was a knife directed at a cyclist they still wouldn't do anything. "Road cockroaches" is what the mentality is. Put the price of fuel way up or start to rigorously re-test drivers every 5 or 10 years is a good start.
BTW apparently there's a state election coming up. It pays to find out when your local candidates are having their campaign launch and go and introduce yourselves.
Nope. Cops won't do anything.
It demonstrates "average" (at best) driving. Turning that fast through a give way sign with limited visibility of the traffic approaching on the main road from the right is going to be a matter of when, not if, he gets hit.
The driver safely overtook Tash (after she noticed and moved left), but it took longer than he/she expected so was closer to the intersection than expected, and still outside of Fred. Hopefully the driver has realised that adult cyclists go faster than their 12-year-old kid, and need to be taken seriously as vehicles before they are next in a similar situation of deciding whether to wait or overtake.It might have taken all of three seconds longer to reach the corner by staying in line!
A friendly knock on the door from someone in uniform might help them work it out faster. I'm glad you're both OK.
I agree - happens a lot on approaches to roundabouts. The only intent is not to be behind you at the corner.