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  • Started 12 years ago by Stepdoh
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  1. chdot
    Admin

  2. Murun Buchstansangur
    Member

    Polis Scotland getting it tight in the comments, quite rightly

    https://mobile.twitter.com/AlanMyles8/status/1629990008064036865

    "As I have feared for the past 15 months, I have finally had confirmation that no action is being taken against this driver by @policescotland in this hit and run. I have been deeply distressed by this incident and will be taking matters further."

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. chdot
    Admin

    Actually quite ridiculous and could have been very messy

    Cycling towards sharp right hand bend with high wall on right and narrow pavement so not much chance of seeing if anything was coming the other way.

    Could hear car behind and was in primary, so was confident it wouldn’t try and jump ahead.

    But no.

    So much ‘must get in front’ that it overtook me.

    Not close, so fully on the other side of the road!

    Not a very busy road, but no way he could know that nothing was coming

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. Arellcat
    Moderator

    Heart in mouth moment this morning thanks to one of Stagecoach's huge three axle coaches, which made me think of jss. Might write more once they've responded to my complaint. I have to say, it certainly helps having it on video.

    Posted 12 months ago #
  5. jss
    Member

    Hope you have recovered from your close shave
    I have bought the loudest electronic claxon I could find hoping it might help in these situations Called the hornet
    Been testing it a bit on the mean streets of Mexico City last few days
    Downside is that it will make pedestrians jump out of their skins

    Posted 12 months ago #
  6. Frenchy
    Member

    Closest to a left hook I've ever experienced this afternoon, as someone decided to turn left from Liberton Road into Gordon Terrace without indicating or checking their wing mirrors.

    Posted 12 months ago #
  7. Frenchy
    Member

    Lorry driver driving north on Minto Street, in the bus lane (legally, at that time). They took both hands off the wheel to adjust their sunglasses, leading them to drift slightly into the next lane. When they suddenly realised that the car in that lane was getting worryingly close they returned their hands to the steering wheel and jerked back into their own lane.

    Which was all bad enough, but they then beeped their horn at the car driver!

    Posted 11 months ago #
  8. Arellcat
    Moderator

    SUV driver early yesterday morning heading along Colinton Mains, phone in one hand and coffee cup in the other, whilst in slow moving traffic. Thought about giving chase when the road cleared somewhat, but couldn't be bothered.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  9. mcairney
    Member

    Got “Jeremyed” heading up Portobello Rd by a car turning left into Morrison’s. Thankfully I saw it coming a mile off so was able to make the required adjustments to speed/direction to avoid the left hook. Bright sunny day, high-vis and daytime running lights make sod all difference unless drivers actually look where they’re going! Driver appeared to be a typically Mr Magoo esque older gentleman in a Honda Jazz so living up to that stereotype

    Posted 11 months ago #
  10. mcairney
    Member

    A bizarre red-light jumper yesterday while in the car coming back from Straiton. Light changes to red so I stop and a BMW SUV (X1 I think?) pulls in behind me. 5 seconds later he toots his horn at me. I look up, light is still at red. I point at it and he decides to pull into the empty lane beside us and goes straight through the red light! Of course I ended up catching up with him at Kaimes crossroad so his little RLJ gained him absolutely nothing. But of course, cyclists are the wanton red light jumpers.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  11. chdot
    Admin

  12. chdot
    Admin

    A man has been arrested for drink driving with a child passenger while six times over the alcohol limit in Edinburgh. Police said road officers were alerted to a potentially impaired motorist on Sunday, March 12.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/crime/edinburgh-crime-drink-driving-man-with-child-passenger-arrested-by-police-on-a702-near-lothianburn-4065739

    Posted 11 months ago #
  13. Murun Buchstansangur
    Member

  14. Murun Buchstansangur
    Member

    "A motorist who had just been banned from driving left court and jumped into his car before leading police on a 140mph pursuit."

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-65032910

    Posted 11 months ago #
  15. chdot
    Admin

    An 18-year-old driver was arrested by police in connection with several road traffic offences.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/crime/west-lothian-crime-driver-arrested-after-police-noticed-cannabis-smell-coming-from-car-on-m9-near-linlithgow-4074142

    Posted 11 months ago #
  16. chdot
    Admin

    Hollywood legend Dick Van Dyke reportedly lost control of his car and crashed into a gate on Wednesday morning, TMZ first reported.

    The 97-year-old is said to have lost control of the wheel of his Lexus over wet streets in Malibu, California, recently drenched by rain.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-65038802

    Posted 11 months ago #
  17. chdot
    Admin

    A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 12.40pm on Friday, 24 March, 2023 we were called to reports of a crash involving 17 vehicles on the A92 near Walker Drive, Muchalls, Newtonhill.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20230324171135/https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/23411081.a92-closed-stonehaven-newtonhill-major-crash/

    Posted 11 months ago #
  18. Murun Buchstansangur
    Member

  19. chdot
    Admin

  20. spytfyre
    Member

    Driver at Haymarket in long town bound queue from the west Clifton terrace was past her red light but not quite on the yellow boxes (there was a van doing that but a gap where the cycle lane was the last into the boxes. Cue our A70 green light but that didn't matter to driver being the cycle lane when the van in front steered moving into free space oh no she was quite happy to plough into me

    Posted 11 months ago #
  21. acsimpson
    Member

    I hope you're OK

    Posted 11 months ago #
  22. chdot
    Admin

  23. Chug
    Member

    This is from down under. I think it illustrates what some of us dread the most - a deliberate and targeted strike from behind. All on a person just on their way to work. Warning - the video requires a strong stomach.

    Cyclist hit and run

    Posted 10 months ago #
  24. chdot
    Admin

  25. ejstubbs
    Member

    I'd love to have heard what Hi-Viz Man said to her! (Put it this way: she wouldn't have been at all pleased with what I would have felt inclined to say to her.)

    Posted 10 months ago #
  26. the canuck
    Member

    Nothing specific, but I've just come from a week in Harrogate and Knaresborough. Suddenly the Edinburgh drivers seem far saner.
    I wasn't doing much, just going from my accomodation to the conference, but it was not pleasant.

    And the lovely Beryl Burton Way dumps you out at the bottom of a busy and narrow hill, right after the drivers have come from a 50 mph zone.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  27. chdot
    Admin

    Used to visit Harrogate for Cycle Shows

    Not aware of this (probably wasn’t in place when I was last there).

    https://www.visitharrogate.co.uk/business-directory/beryl-burton-cycle-way

    Posted 10 months ago #
  28. chdot
    Admin

    In written evidence submitted to parliament in favour of the new scheme, Mrs Huddleston previously said: ‘Road deaths are the forgotten epidemic. They kill more young people in the UK than anything else.

    https://metro.co.uk/2023/04/24/new-drivers-under-25-could-be-banned-from-carrying-young-passengers-18664177/amp/

    Posted 10 months ago #
  29. Murun Buchstansangur
    Member

  30. chdot
    Admin

    Drug-driving legislation ‘underestimated demand’ for forensic analysis, says HMICS

    The prevalence of drug-driving in Scotland is unclear and a “major public safety issue”, according to a new report.

    https://www.policeprofessional.com/news/drug-driving-legislation-underestimated-demand-for-forensic-analysis-says-hmics/

    Posted 10 months ago #

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