I often find that some drivers disregard cyclists right of way, and as a result put cyclists in danger.
For example, when a cyclist takes their right of way, some drivers ignore this and assume the cyclist has no right of way and should swerve to avoid them. Its almost as if they are thinking "vehicles over cyclists in every scenario".
See this animation: https://jsfiddle.net/mdegt3ez/
- Cyclist obviously looks over right shoulder (assumes driver has seen this).
- Does not indicate with right arm, due to keeping both hands on handle bars to turn right safely.
- Driver sees cyclist turning right.
- Does not slow down, instead maintains speed/accelerates to around 3ft away from cyclist.
Personally I think the driver should have slowed down as he would for a vehicle turning right. But when we politely exchanged fight worthy words in the middle of the road, he exclaimed "where was your signal to indicate".
Who was right in this particular situation? Did I have right of way, and whose fault would it of been if I got hit?
What can be done by cyclists who are put in danger by careless driving? If you note the number plate, is there a fine for the driver? Do you need video proof?