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Have you ever been really close to running over a cyclist which was the cyclist fault, where you also shook after the almost accident?
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Have you ever been really close to running over a cyclist which was the cyclist fault, where you also shook after the almost accident?
You're probably not paying enough attention if you're almost having an accident with a cyclist. Part of driving is observing the road ahead and anticipating what could happen.
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You're probably not paying enough attention if you're almost having an accident with a cyclist. Part of driving is observing the road ahead and anticipating what could happen.
Not really tbh it was one of those suicide cyclists totally oblivious to what’s going on, I saw him last second when I had priority and he didn’t. Luckily reacted and didn’t go on the throttle, didn’t have to brake either since I was going so slow just waiting for another car to stop for me.
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Twice for me, both times it's been a child shooting out between parked cars with a deathwish

One of them was actually a toddler on a trike who was too low for me to see at all, I only stopped as i was mildly curious why a small pink pom-pom was travelling along my car bonnet (her hat) I was already going slow so was able to stop undramatically, but when i saw the parents a good 50m ahead cycling and deep in conversation about sticking French wines up their As or such, paying utterly 0 attention to toddlers on TRIKES weaving and zipping around cars on a main road behind them my blood proper boiled... so wanted to smack them off their bikes, pull over and give the guy a kicking etc, even shout in passing how they were dangerous disgraces as parents, but doing any of those things would have made things less safe... grrr.
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Not really tbh it was one of those suicide cyclists totally oblivious to what’s going on, I saw him last second when I had priority and he didn’t. Luckily reacted and didn’t go on the throttle, didn’t have to brake either since I was going so slow just waiting for another car to stop for me.
Regardless of whether you had priority or not, you should be observing what's going on and anticipating things to happen even if they shouldn't. That's safe driving.
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Regardless of whether you had priority or not, you should be observing what's going on and anticipating things to happen even if they shouldn't. That's safe driving.
I always so and have saved a lot of situations by anticipating what can happen. This situation which I was in was really hard to anticipate, it was almost like the cyclist wanted to get hit.
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I always so and have saved a lot of situations by anticipating what can happen. This situation which I was in was really hard to anticipate, it was almost like the cyclist wanted to get hit.
So what happened?
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So what happened?
I came to a crossing, in which I had priority, the crossing is a bit complicated so you have to slow down a lot to see if car are going to give way to you. Just before the crossing there's a pedestrians crossing and I looked to see if there was any pedestrians which it wasn’t. So there I came creeping forward slowly to see if cars would give way, I’m moving really slow almost coming to a stop and then when I see that the car stops for me I go ahead and start moving off, when throwing a last glance to where I’m going I see a cyclist is riding over the pedestrians crossing just a meter in front of me. I stop moving off so I don’t hit the cyclist. It’s really hard to put into perspective but I’m going to try my best. From where the cyclist came it’s pretty hard to see. I was moving forward covering most of the pedestrians crossing since I had looked before the crossing and knew I would be able to move of in a a sec. So the cyclist though it was smart to cycle over the small bit of crossing that was not covered by me while I was moving slowly forward and when not having priority. It’s really hard to explain, the cyclist did a maneuver in front of me that was very unpredictable because of the circumstances, and it was only close because the cyclist went over the space on the pedestrians crossing not covered by my car. I did see the cyclists in time and reacted accordingly, it could have been much worse.
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I came to a crossing, in which I had priority, the crossing is a bit complicated so you have to slow down a lot to see if car are going to give way to you. Just before the crossing there's a pedestrians crossing and I looked to see if there was any pedestrians which it wasn’t. So there I came creeping forward slowly to see if cars would give way, I’m moving really slow almost coming to a stop and then when I see that the car stops for me I go ahead and start moving off, when throwing a last glance to where I’m going I see a cyclist is riding over the pedestrians crossing just a meter in front of me. I stop moving off so I don’t hit the cyclist. It’s really hard to put into perspective but I’m going to try my best. From where the cyclist came it’s pretty hard to see. I was moving forward covering most of the pedestrians crossing since I had looked before the crossing and knew I would be able to move of in a a sec. So the cyclist though it was smart to cycle over the small bit of crossing that was not covered by me while I was moving slowly forward and when not having priority. It’s really hard to explain, the cyclist did a maneuver in front of me that was very unpredictable because of the circumstances, and it was only close because the cyclist went over the space on the pedestrians crossing not covered by my car. I did see the cyclists in time and reacted accordingly, it could have been much worse.
Sorry, I can't make heads nor tails of the situation.
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Sorry, I can't make heads nor tails of the situation.
No, I’m sorry I have a really hard time to put it in perspective. Simply put… I was showing all signs of moving off, by rolling slowly forward crossing a pedestrians crossing with most of my car. A cyclist who though he could go out in front of me with a meter to spare whilst I was still rolling forward about to go made me brake hard since I wasn’t ready for it at all, I saw him last second when I was about to move off so I didn’t hit him. The cyclist made a really unpredictable choice to go in front of my car when he really wasn’t able to but he did anyway and I reacted by not running him over. I hope that is clearer but idk I’m trying my best
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No, I’m sorry I have a really hard time to put it in perspective. Simply put… I was showing all signs of moving off, by rolling slowly forward crossing a pedestrians crossing with most of my car. A cyclist who though he could go out in front of me with a meter to spare whilst I was still rolling forward about to go made me brake hard since I wasn’t ready for it at all, I saw him last second when I was about to move off so I didn’t hit him. The cyclist made a really unpredictable choice to go in front of my car when he really wasn’t able to but he did anyway and I reacted by not running him over. I hope that is clearer but idk I’m trying my best
By pedestrian crossing, which type are you referring to?
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By pedestrian crossing, which type are you referring to?
Zebra crossing
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Zebra crossing
So the cyclist was using the zebra crossing?
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So the cyclist was using the zebra crossing?
Yes
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Yes
Was it a zebra crossing next to a cycle path?
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Was it a zebra crossing next to a cycle path?
What do you mean? Oh now I get it, no there wasn’t, the cyclist didn’t have priory.
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Yes
If a cyclist was using a zebra crossing, you should have stopped. Anyone using a zebra crossing has priority.
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If a cyclist was using a zebra crossing, you should have stopped. Anyone using a zebra crossing has priority.
I did stop, they only have priority if they walk the cycle over, and of course they have priority if they are already on the crossing, in this case the cyclist wasn’t.
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