I then remind Drivers that one of the main causes of collisions is a mindset, namely ” I’ve got the right of way, I’m going to keep going ” and we have a short discussion on whether that is a helpful mindset to have on the roads today.
I’d ask you the same questions I ask drivers before we resume the course; –
- Where is the Cyclist at the point the Driver prepares to pull away from the lights ? answer – Directly under his Class 5 Mirror
- What could the Driver reasonably expect the Cyclist to do from his starting point? answer – go straight on
- What would we reasonably expect his response to be? answer – give the cyclist room and not put him in danger
Now the last point is based somewhat on personal experience and my opinion of what I believe the driver does in deliberately closing the gap between kerb and truck;
- Despite the rights or wrongs of the other road user, is it ever the right response to put their safety at risk to prove a point?
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