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comment Dealing with homicidal drivers
@andy256 I went for a long ride following our debate and observed closely what I actually do—and you're right—I value observed motion highest of all. Eye contact I think, whilst extremely useful, is not my ultimate determinant: I do trust only the physical motion of vehicle; never interaction with the occupant. I still think it is valuable; but secondary. So I've significantly edited my answer to suit.
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comment Dealing with homicidal drivers
you're not helping mate. look hard meaning during subsequent discussion over 'what happened'
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comment Dealing with homicidal drivers
@andy256 I certainly receive, and advocate, your point, but it's definitely better than not making eye contact at all, nor have I personally experienced it. You know when someone is looking at you. On the odd occasion eye contact has been made and something has happened nonetheless I've looked and them hard and they know they're lying. They'll argue the lie for a time, but the spirit of truth is not with them, so it peters away saving face until they are looking for an exit. There are no guarantees, but is very worthwhile.
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comment Dealing with homicidal drivers
I don't know about Victoria, but I do know that in NSW the police, with rare exception, presume "the cyclist was in the wrong". They may make sympathetic noises but ultimately, video evidence, or independent witness statements are required to overturn the presumption. Recording is legal. Get a small helmet cam and be religious about maintaining it. Don't hesitate to take footage of an incident to the police and insist on an event report. In NSW the officer may call the owner of the vehicle, which in turn, can influence behaviour. Present yourself as calm and unemotionally as you can.
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comment Website with bicycle only paths in Europe?
Tall order? It's not car-free, but is it a start..?
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