Hampshire Roads Policing Unit has shared a short video showing several incidents involving motorists and cyclists. All four near misses were caught on bike cameras and reported to police. A tweet accompanying the video, which has been viewed nearly 17,000 times, said: “Don’t be a space invader.
“These drivers have been caught on Cycle cameras putting drivers at risk and have faced formal action due to their lack of care.
“We cannot be everywhere, but we can be everywhere.”
The video shows a Volvo driving on the wrong side of the road on a narrow country lane when the cyclist has to swerve to avoid a possible collision.
The offending driver received a £100 fine and three points on his licence, according to the video.
In a second incident, a van was caught overtaking a bicycle before braking suddenly, with the driver being fined £364 and 4 points on his licence.
A third near miss shows the truck driver speeding but then braking quickly to avoid an oncoming dump truck, and the cyclist throwing his arms up in disbelief.
In the latest incident, a driver was recorded driving straight into a cyclist on a road with parked cars on either side.
But a video shared on Twitter by Hampshire Roads Policing Unit has sparked backlash from motorists.
“Professor Les” (@lestaylor27) got angry. “And the cyclist?
“Failure to check from behind before crossing the middle of the road, failure to signal for the specified maneuver and failure to signal when holding the right-hand fork of the road.”
Hampshire Roads Policing responded to the comment by posting a GIF of chef Gordon Ramsey rubbing his face in apparent disbelief.
They wrote next to this. “There are a few things wrong with this comment that I’d like to address, but I think the cycling community can say it much better than I can, so I’ll leave it to them.”
Elsewhere, Dragontao (@Arcane_Asylum) wrote: “The funny thing is, waiting a few seconds to get through to safety probably won’t cost them any time in their overall journey, and the latest is a prime example.
“Could have easily slowed down and pulled into the gap.”
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