Clueless or Stoned Out of His Mind

6 months ago...more

During one of our weekly group rides that passes through a small town, we were stopped at a light waiting for it to change from red to green. After the light changed, everyone paused, and then slowly proceeded along our planned route, which was to turn left. Out of habit and as a retired public safety professional, I regularly continue to watch oncoming vehicles to make sure they stop. I noticed that the car approaching from our right was not slowing even though it had a red light. I and others further back in the group noticed what was happening and yelled for those ahead of us to look out. As you will notice in the shortened video clip, the driver is obviously oblivious to the red light or the bicyclist in front of him in the roadway. Thankfully, no one was hurt. I recently began having issues with my rear-facing camera after riding in the rain, so I regrettably did not have video footage from behind as we rode away from the light.

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Date of incident
22/08/2023 06:15PM
Incident type
Close call
Location of incident
Snow Hill Street, Ayden, North Carolina 28513, United States