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Dashcam footage captures cyclist being 'doored' before car narrowlyavoids running him over



 
 
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Old May 18th 17, 07:45 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Dashcam footage captures cyclist being 'doored' before car narrowlyavoids running him over

This is the moment a London cyclist is sent flying when a driver opens
the door of his parked van without looking.

The dramatic pictures, captured by a dashboard camera in a following
car, show the risks of cyclists being “doored” by motorists failing to
check their mirrors.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/londo...-a3542066.html
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Old May 18th 17, 07:47 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Dashcam footage captures cyclist being 'doored' before carnarrowly avoids running him over

On Thu, 18 May 2017 19:45:38 +0100, Bod wrote:

This is the moment a London cyclist is sent flying when a driver opens
the door of his parked van without looking.

The dramatic pictures, captured by a dashboard camera in a following
car, show the risks of cyclists being “doored” by motorists failing to
check their mirrors.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/londo...-a3542066.html


I really don't understand this problem. I've never ever consciously checked a mirror before opening a door. It's right in front of me, how can I fail to miss something in it when I go to open the door?

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Old May 18th 17, 08:00 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Dashcam footage captures cyclist being 'doored' before carnarrowly avoids running him over

On Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:45:40 PM UTC+1, Bod wrote:
This is the moment a London cyclist is sent flying when a driver opens
the door of his parked van without looking.

The dramatic pictures, captured by a dashboard camera in a following
car, show the risks of cyclists being “doored” by motorists failing to
check their mirrors.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/londo...-a3542066.html


This is why cyclists should ride in the Primary position even though this involves 'Riding in the middle of the road'.

Subsidised Road Users need to realise Primary road users do not have to get out of their way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t_3lrkjSr4


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Old May 18th 17, 08:50 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Dashcam footage captures cyclist being 'doored' before car narrowly avoids running him over

Bod wrote:
This is the moment a London cyclist is sent flying when a driver opens
the door of his parked van without looking.

The dramatic pictures, captured by a dashboard camera in a following
car, show the risks of cyclists being "doored" by motorists failing to
check their mirrors.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/londo...-a3542066.html


The cyclist was too close to the van.
What is the road space that drivers are expected to give to these
cockroaches when overtaking?
This cockroach had plenty of road space but was too stupid to use it.



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Old May 19th 17, 10:55 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Dashcam footage captures cyclist being 'doored' before carnarrowly avoids running him over

On 18/05/2017 20:50, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
Bod wrote:
This is the moment a London cyclist is sent flying when a driver opens
the door of his parked van without looking.

The dramatic pictures, captured by a dashboard camera in a following
car, show the risks of cyclists being "doored" by motorists failing to
check their mirrors.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/londo...-a3542066.html


The cyclist was too close to the van.
What is the road space that drivers are expected to give to these
cockroaches when overtaking?
This cockroach had plenty of road space but was too stupid to use it.


This is the correct answer.

Taking the lane would have protected the cyclist from the door and let
the van behind know it couldn't overtake.
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Old May 19th 17, 11:15 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Dashcam footage captures cyclist being 'doored' before carnarrowly avoids running him over

On 19/05/2017 10:55, Nick wrote:
On 18/05/2017 20:50, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
Bod wrote:
This is the moment a London cyclist is sent flying when a driver opens
the door of his parked van without looking.

The dramatic pictures, captured by a dashboard camera in a following
car, show the risks of cyclists being "doored" by motorists failing to
check their mirrors.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/londo...-a3542066.html


The cyclist was too close to the van.
What is the road space that drivers are expected to give to these
cockroaches when overtaking?
This cockroach had plenty of road space but was too stupid to use it.


This is the correct answer.

Taking the lane would have protected the cyclist from the door and let
the van behind know it couldn't overtake.


'car' not van.
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Old May 19th 17, 11:28 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Dashcam footage captures cyclist being 'doored' before carnarrowly avoids running him over

On 19/05/2017 11:15, MrCheerful wrote:

Taking the lane would have protected the cyclist from the door and let
the van behind know it couldn't overtake.


'car' not van.


Thank you for the correction, but I'm not sure what difference it makes.
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Old May 19th 17, 11:45 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Dashcam footage captures cyclist being 'doored' before carnarrowly avoids running him over

On 19/05/2017 11:28, Nick wrote:
On 19/05/2017 11:15, MrCheerful wrote:

Taking the lane would have protected the cyclist from the door and let
the van behind know it couldn't overtake.


'car' not van.


Thank you for the correction, but I'm not sure what difference it makes.

Makes Cheerful feel smug.
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Old May 19th 17, 12:44 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Dashcam footage captures cyclist being 'doored' before carnarrowly avoids running him over

On 19/05/2017 11:28, Nick wrote:
On 19/05/2017 11:15, MrCheerful wrote:

Taking the lane would have protected the cyclist from the door and let
the van behind know it couldn't overtake.


'car' not van.


Thank you for the correction, but I'm not sure what difference it makes.


as there is a van in one of the pictures it could confuse someone.

The camera car was not making any attempt to overtake afaics.

If cyclists had compulsory roadcraft education before being allowed on
the road, crashes like this one would be greatly reduced.
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Old May 19th 17, 02:53 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Dashcam footage captures cyclist being 'doored' before carnarrowly avoids running him over

On 19/05/2017 12:44, MrCheerful wrote:
On 19/05/2017 11:28, Nick wrote:
On 19/05/2017 11:15, MrCheerful wrote:

Taking the lane would have protected the cyclist from the door and let
the van behind know it couldn't overtake.

'car' not van.


Thank you for the correction, but I'm not sure what difference it makes.


as there is a van in one of the pictures it could confuse someone.

The camera car was not making any attempt to overtake afaics.

If cyclists had compulsory roadcraft education before being allowed on
the road, crashes like this one would be greatly reduced.

One assumes that you agree with taking the lane then?
 




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