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Old June 16th 20, 07:59 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_6_]
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Following replies on Twitter from Inspector Kevin Smith (see further down the page), South Yorkshire Police also sent road.cc this statement:

"Enquiries are underway into reports of dangerous driving on Manchester Road in Crosspool, following reports of a cyclist being overtaken by a car on a double white line on Sunday 14 June.

"Officers are in contact with the rider and enquiries are on-going to identify the driver of the car. "

https://road.cc/content/news/cycling...ne-2020-274557
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Old June 16th 20, 08:16 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Pamela
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Default Police to investigate driver overtaking cyclist on double lines

On 19:59 16 Jun 2020, Simon Mason said:

QUOTE:
Following replies on Twitter from Inspector Kevin Smith (see further
down the page), South Yorkshire Police also sent road.cc this statement:

"Enquiries are underway into reports of dangerous driving on Manchester
Road in Crosspool, following reports of a cyclist being overtaken by a
car on a double white line on Sunday 14 June.

"Officers are in contact with the rider and enquiries are on-going to
identify the driver of the car. "


Only an obsessional cyclist would report such a thing and go ont to believe
it's so important that the police are actually looking into it.

Everyone else knows this went straight to file 13.
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Old June 16th 20, 09:08 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_6_]
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Default Police to investigate driver overtaking cyclist on double lines

On Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 8:17:24 PM UTC+1, Pamela wrote:
On 19:59 16 Jun 2020, Simon Mason said:

QUOTE:
Following replies on Twitter from Inspector Kevin Smith (see further
down the page), South Yorkshire Police also sent road.cc this statement:

"Enquiries are underway into reports of dangerous driving on Manchester
Road in Crosspool, following reports of a cyclist being overtaken by a
car on a double white line on Sunday 14 June.

"Officers are in contact with the rider and enquiries are on-going to
identify the driver of the car. "


Only an obsessional cyclist would report such a thing and go ont to believe
it's so important that the police are actually looking into it.

Everyone else knows this went straight to file 13.


That was indeed the police's first response.

QUOTE:

Footage shows a driver crossing solid double white lines to pass a cyclist on a bend on the A57, narrowly avoiding an oncoming car in the process, on Saturday afternoon.

The cyclist concerned reported the ‘crazy overtake’ to South Yorkshire Police (SYP) and claims he was initially told by an officer that the motorist responsible would be fined for the offence and have points added to their licence.

But he was disappointed to get a follow-up call soon after saying police ‘were no longer pursuing it as I was a cyclist’.

The cyclist, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “I think what is most depressing about this is that I thought for a moment SYP were starting to be active about protecting cyclists. I even started to write a letter of praise about them, then I got this phone call. Letter binned.

“My main anguish is with SYP's attitude towards cycling and the lack of enforcement over the last decade, rather than this specific incident. I've had several friends squashed by cars and just want to see a change of attitude. Cars are lethal, and it needs to be taken seriously.”

The footage has gone viral on Twitter, racking up more than 15,000 views, with many commenters calling on police to get tougher on motorists endangering cyclists’ lives.

It was shared with Dame Sarah Storey, the multiple Paralympic cycling champion who was made active travel commissioner for Sheffield City Region.

She tweeted: “I am shocked by the response. This is not OK and I’m going to try again to engage on the importance of keeping vulnerable road users safe.”

The Highway Code states that drivers should only cross solid double white lines if the road is clear and they are passing a stationary vehicle or overtaking a bicycle, horse or road maintenance vehicle travelling at 10mph or less.

GPS data included on the video footage shows the cyclist was travelling at 20mph at the time.

The Star has contacted South Yorkshire Police.

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/trans...ffield-2885345
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Old June 16th 20, 10:22 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Pamela
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Default Police to investigate driver overtaking cyclist on double lines

On 21:08 16 Jun 2020, Simon Mason said:

[...]

The Highway Code states that drivers should only cross solid double
white lines if the road is clear and they are passing a stationary
vehicle or overtaking a bicycle, horse or road maintenance vehicle
travelling at 10mph or less.


Sigh. Maybe he has a Napoleon complex.
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Old June 17th 20, 10:37 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Kerr-Mudd,John[_2_]
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Default Police to investigate driver overtaking cyclist on double lines

On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 21:22:49 GMT, Pamela wrote:

On 21:08 16 Jun 2020, Simon Mason said:

[...]

The Highway Code states that drivers should only cross solid double
white lines if the road is clear and they are passing a stationary
vehicle or overtaking a bicycle, horse or road maintenance vehicle
travelling at 10mph or less.


Sigh. Maybe he has a Napoleon complex.


Where's Nugent and his Book of Rules now?

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Bah, and indeed, Humbug.
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Old June 17th 20, 12:01 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Police to investigate driver overtaking cyclist on double lines

On 17/06/2020 10:37, Kerr-Mudd,John wrote:
On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 21:22:49 GMT, Pamela wrote:

On 21:08 16 Jun 2020, Simon Mason said:

[...]

The Highway Code states that drivers should only cross solid double
white lines if the road is clear and they are passing a stationary
vehicle or overtaking a bicycle, horse or road maintenance vehicle
travelling at 10mph or less.


Sigh. Maybe he has a Napoleon complex.


Where's Nugent and his Book of Rules now?


Where is the evidence that the cyclist was travelling as fast as 10mph?

I mean evidence, not wishful thinking or bullish assertion.
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Old June 17th 20, 12:32 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Police to investigate driver overtaking cyclist on double lines

On Wednesday, 17 June 2020 12:00:33 UTC+1, JNugent wrote:
On 17/06/2020 10:37, Kerr-Mudd,John wrote:
On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 21:22:49 GMT, Pamela wrote:

On 21:08 16 Jun 2020, Simon Mason said:

[...]

The Highway Code states that drivers should only cross solid double
white lines if the road is clear and they are passing a stationary
vehicle or overtaking a bicycle, horse or road maintenance vehicle
travelling at 10mph or less.

Sigh. Maybe he has a Napoleon complex.


Where's Nugent and his Book of Rules now?


Where is the evidence that the cyclist was travelling as fast as 10mph?

I mean evidence, not wishful thinking or bullish assertion.


Go to Google Maps, measure the distance the cyclist travelled, divide by the time it took.
The numerical answer is left as a exercise for the student.

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Old June 17th 20, 03:24 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_6_]
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Default Police to investigate driver overtaking cyclist on double lines

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 12:32:45 PM UTC+1, Mike Collins wrote:

Go to Google Maps, measure the distance the cyclist travelled, divide by the time it took.
The numerical answer is left as a exercise for the student.


No need:

QUOTE:
GPS data included on the video footage shows the cyclist was travelling at 20mph at the time.
ENDS

There is video evidence that the driver overtook the cyclist on double unbroken lines when he was travelling at more than DOUBLE the legal speed. Plus it was also unsafe.

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Old June 17th 20, 05:43 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Pamela
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Default Police to investigate driver overtaking cyclist on double lines

On 15:24 17 Jun 2020, Simon Mason said:

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 12:32:45 PM UTC+1, Mike Collins wrote:

Go to Google Maps, measure the distance the cyclist travelled, divide
by the time it took. The numerical answer is left as a exercise for the
student.


No need:

QUOTE:
GPS data included on the video footage shows the cyclist was travelling
at 20mph at the time. ENDS

There is video evidence that the driver overtook the cyclist on double
unbroken lines when he was travelling at more than DOUBLE the legal
speed. Plus it was also unsafe.


Would the cyclist be able to show he was travelling at a speed which did not
cause danger to other users trying to avoid him?
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Old June 17th 20, 05:49 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_6_]
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Default Police to investigate driver overtaking cyclist on double lines

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 5:43:09 PM UTC+1, Pamela wrote:
On 15:24 17 Jun 2020, Simon Mason said:

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 12:32:45 PM UTC+1, Mike Collins wrote:

Go to Google Maps, measure the distance the cyclist travelled, divide
by the time it took. The numerical answer is left as a exercise for the
student.


No need:

QUOTE:
GPS data included on the video footage shows the cyclist was travelling
at 20mph at the time. ENDS

There is video evidence that the driver overtook the cyclist on double
unbroken lines when he was travelling at more than DOUBLE the legal
speed. Plus it was also unsafe.


Would the cyclist be able to show he was travelling at a speed which did not
cause danger to other users trying to avoid him?


The danger was the driving, not the cycling.

QUOTE:

Following replies on Twitter from Inspector Kevin Smith (see further down the page), South Yorkshire Police also sent road.cc this statement:

"Enquiries are underway into reports of ***dangerous driving*** (EMPHASIS MINE) on Manchester Road in Crosspool, following reports of a cyclist being overtaken by a car on a double white line on Sunday 14 June.

"Officers are in contact with the rider and enquiries are on-going to identify the driver of the car. "
ENDS
 




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