This morning I was hit by this driver who was so determined to prevent another from overtaking them that they didn't appear to notice that the mirror on their car had been smashed back at it struck my handlebar. There was some reluctance to stop and talk about it, even though they were now stuck in the traffic jam (10 feet up the road). Apparently she "didn't realise" as she was trying to watch both of us. Very poor driving from one who looked like she should have known better. Watch though and see how even after hitting me she continues to position her car to block the othe driver. What did she gain from all this? Nothing. Well, perhaps (hopefully) a broken mirror...
Car drives into stationary cyclist - AP62AYW - With Police response
AP62AYW blocks both the "bike box" and a bus coming round the corner,
before driving into me while the lights are red and I'm stationary. He then
continues to block another bus and not care at all that he's run into me.
This is the first incident on my channel that I've reported to the local
constabulary as I have concerns that he should probably not be on the road.
NB. I drove slightly past the stop line so that I could indicate to the
driver that the buses could get past if he reversed back a bit.
I got the following message from the Norfolk constabulary:
"The contents of your email and the Youtube footage have been reviewed by
both our Legal Services department and Road Policing Inspector.
We thank you for bringing it to our attention but a decision has been made
that in this case we would take no further action.
This is down to the following reasons:-
· The weather conditions making it difficult for the driver to see
· Neither party comply to road traffic regulations in relation to stopping
at the line for the red light
· At a damage only incident of this nature parties would deal via their
· Due to the amount of people including yourself rallying around the
driver and possible public order offences the driver would have reasonable
excuse not to engage with you.
We are also unable to assess the fitness of the driver without a
breath-test or FIT test being carried out at the time which would have to
be presented as evidence in a court of law. "
Well at least they looked at it. I'll have to try to remain calmer next
time someone drives into me. Hope he doesn't accidentally kill someone.
Stupid Cyclist Blocks LOUD Lambo Aventador TWICE!!
An act purely out of spite to the innocent supercar drivers in London. This
cyclist waited for the Aventador to turn the corner before blocking the
road in front of him. Out of understandable frustration the driver Revvs
the engine which makes the cyclist stop in the middle of the road! After
the confruntation the cyclist waits and when the car returns, does the same
thing only moments later. There was no reason for this and I still do not
see what it achieved to sabotage this aventador! very childish in my
opinion, what do you think? Please do comment, like and Subscribe to JBB013
V776 EEF Gets Upset When Overtaken By A Cyclist
Please note that I realise that I called out an incorrect number plate on
the video. It was only after viewing the footage that I discovered the
mistake. The correct number plate has been posted in the title and tags.
The dustmen were out this morning, so there was a bit of a queue on a
usually pretty empty road. This young driver got caught napping it seems
when I overtook him and then went on to pass the dustcart. He immediately
showed his displeasure by revving up and driving close to my back wheel,
even though I was keeping pace with traffic ahead and there was no room for
him to pass anyway. As I moved back into the left lane after the dustcart,
he made an aggressive move left, despite the brake lights clearly showing
on the car ahead of me. I gave an open-handed slap on the back of his car
to remind him that I was there and this seemed to infuriate him. Horn
blasting he undertakes me, I'm going straight at the mini roundabout, so
was riding in the right-hand approach lane as the left-hand lane is left
turn only. We debate the matter and when it finally dawns on him that I'm
filming him he drives off.
BN08VRG - "You're not even dressed like a cyclist!"
I was quite surprised to learn I needed special clothing to cycle. To have
my knowledge of the Highway Code and relevant law questioned by somebody so
flagrantly in breach of it was rather amusing.
Using traffic calmed, 20mph residential streets as a rat run she would have
gained two car lengths at most. She went through the lights on the same
green as the other cars holding her up so her delay? Two seconds.
Speed limits do not apply to pedal cycles:
- Rules 124-125 of the Highway Code.
There is no mention of pedal cyclists in relation to speed limits. Having
checked my GPS log for this journey, my top speed was 22.6mph. That does
mean she wasn't speeding after all but neither was I holding her up.
Racist comments will be removed.
BN08 VRG: GREEN, 2008 MAZDA 2 TS2 5 DOOR HATCHBACK
Pedestrian knocked under bus by cyclist, CONTAINS SWEARING AGAIN.
I assure you I am a better cyclist now & look out for jay walking
Do you know the people in this video? BBC ONE has commissioned a
documentary that will look at the experiences of cyclists in the UK. The
programme will feature a number of clips like this one, gathered from bike
or helmet-mounted cameras. The idea is to tell the story of the clips from
the different points of view of everyone involved. If you think you can
help to identify the people in this video please send a message to
AndyLeopardFilms. Many thanks.
Car Runs over bicycle At Critical Mass ride
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In March 2007, a car is seen apparently crossing over the island median,
entering in the middle of the mass of bicycles participating in the
critical mass ride. The car proceeds to follow a bicycle. and then hits the
bicycle and runs over the bicycle and a couple more. At least a few
bicycles were damaged. There may be some physical injuries to some of the
bicyclists, skaters, and pedestrians in the area, that were hit be the
This Is Why I Always Ride With A Camera - DMV Harassment
I was riding behind a drivers license applicant and evaluator (unbeknownst
to me at the time). We were both signaling to turn right at the upcoming
intersection. Once they reached the intersection, they braked harder,
straightened their wheels, and almost came to a complete stop in the
intersection. I figured they were simply lost (either way, it was
dangerous for them to stop in an intersection). While staying behind the
car, I hesitantly went right, waiting to see to which direction they would
commit, and I gave them a honk as to say "hey, you need to keep moving."
They slowly went forward but then stopped in the middle of the street
again, even though they had a clear path into the driveway to the DMV. I
went to the right to get out of the middle of the street and I gave them
another honk, much more agitated this time. The car very slowly continued
and then stopped a third time in the middle of the driveway. I slowly
followed and kept my distance, trying to get out of the street as quickly
as possible. The car indicated a right turn into the parking lot and also
drove as if committing to that direction. I checked the right traffic
(camera-view blocked by my helmet) and slowly went to the left and parked
in the motorcycle parking area. The evaluator came out and started yelling
at me, saying that she took control of the wheel because she assumed I was
going to try to cut them off, which the footage shows I clearly never did.
She took down my license plate number and said she would try to get my
license revoked for being unsafe, which was completely ridiculous. If
anything, the evaluator was being unsafe by trapping me dead stopped in
moving traffic *three* times. As for cutting them off when they made the
left turn inside the parking lot, I can honestly say that it was an honest
mistake caused by their unpredictable driving patterns. They were
signaling right and they were driving in that direction. The driver's
behavior was erratic and gave the impression that they either didn't know
where they were going or that they didn't know how to drive. I had no way
of knowing that they were going to swing left behind me when they were
already committing to go right. The footage clearly shows that I wasn't in
any hurry or trying to cut anyone off. Furthermore, the evaluator was
obviously not using her brain because if she were, she would've noticed
that I was wearing full gear during the hottest day of the year so far
(over 100º). Shouldn't that show her where my priorities are? I wasn't
riding unsafely, but I do get impatient when people stop in the middle of
the road for no reason. It's unsafe and inefficient.
I made a few phone calls as soon as I got home and I ended up speaking to
the branch and regional managers for that DMV location. Once I shared what
happened and mentioned my video camera, they were quick to issue me an
apology and assure me that there will be no issue with my driving record or
Last note: for those of you who will say that I should have given the
drivers license applicant more grace because they are new, I have this
response: if you are supposed to be taking a test that authorizes you to
operate a motor vehicle on public streets, you should already be competent
enough to drive that vehicle smoothly and correctly. If you can't do that,
then you shouldn't be on the roads with the potential to get a lot of
people hurt or killed, including us motorcyclists who are the most common
victims of driver unawareness.
I'm adding the California Vehicle Codes related to this video. The driver
easily violated these three codes, and probably many more. What's worse,
the DMV worker admits in the video that she took the wheel and caused this
herself. She should know better.
"CVC 21717. Whenever it is necessary for the driver of a motor vehicle to
cross a bicycle lane that is adjacent to his lane of travel to make a turn,
the driver shall drive the motor vehicle into the bicycle lane prior to
making the turn and shall make the turn pursuant to Section 22100 [general
"CVC 22100. Except as provided in Section 22100.5 or 22101, the driver of
any vehicle intending to turn upon a highway shall do so as follows:
(a) Right Turns. Both the approach for a right-hand turn and a right-hand
turn shall be made as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or
edge of the roadway."
"CVC 22400. (a) No person shall drive upon a highway at such a slow speed
as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic...
No person shall bring a vehicle to a complete stop upon a highway so as to
impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic unless the
stop is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law."
Police Car Left Hook - BX09 ACO - Then pulls me over
So much I wanted to say but thought better of it. This happened on Thursday
8th March 2012 at about 07:55 at Tooting Broadway.
This is the conversation (I think):
POLICE: What is your problem mate?
ME: Well you were going to cut right in front of me.
POLICE: No wait, that is a lane, I was in front of you indicating left.
You slow down. You being on the road follow the same rules as a motor car.
POLICE: Just cos you're a cyclist ...
POLICE: doesn't give you right of way to come up behind and undertake
ME: But I didn't... ok yep.
POLICE: Most of all enjoy your cycle.
ME: OK thank you byebye sorry.
Cyclist Inconveniences Met Policeman BU60BZL
This officer's actions behind the wheel and attitude to road safety is
truly shocking. I was turning right and indicating. My lane position is
called 'Primary Position'.
The direct question I should have asked was "why did you drive around me at
Why I use a Helmet Camera
From time to time some of my non-cycling friends ask me why I have a camera
fixed to my cycle helmet. I do this because if I were involved in a
collision, which is more probable than if I were in my car, then I would
have video evidence of the crash.
I have put together this short film of some of the incidents that I
encounter on a near daily basis. Not all drivers are like this, they are
thankfully in a minority, but sadly they are a significant minority who
think that they just have to get past the 'slow' bicycle in front, or
simply don't realise how close they are when they go past.
One of Those cyclists
Got no idea what was he SO pissed off about. I imagine that because the
taxi had no cyclist radar and an option to shrink itself to let him zoom
BTW - There are many very nice cyclists in London - this is just one of the
Digression: I also use this vid to test my new video editing soft.
My mistake here. I decide to overtake some stationary traffic. As I
approach the car at the back I notice the driver is distracted (reading). I
pull over onto the outside lane to overtake and he decides to pull out too.
He looks and stops. I should have taken a more prominent position in the
outside lane, especially as I knew the driver was distracted. That would
have given me more reaction time and made me more visible. as it happens,
the driver saw me.
Driver Blocks Cyclist And Thinks This Is Appreciated
Get ready, this one has a longish lead in. So here I am riding into a
light wind and keeping what I thought was a decent pace (~23mph), when I
encounter this driver, trying to turn right. Can you tell how they've made
this difficult manoeuvre just a little bit easier? Ah yes, they've blocked
half of the road so they won't have to bother keeping an eye on approaching
traffic from their right in order to concentrate on pulling out in front of
traffic coming from their left. Clever eh? When I thanked this driver for
forcing me to stop, I got a "Youre welcome" in response. That was nice.
Van Driver Attacks Cyclist - Bike Cam Road Rage
The above video shows the violent and unprovoked attack of a cyclist in
Birmingham in March 2013 by a van driver. Read more at