Fast overtake and late brake for hurried left turn

9 months ago...more

This happens quite a lot. A car thinks they can speed up and zip around a bike and then turn left... but it invariably results in a close call because of heavy late braking. In this case, they saved maybe 2 seconds and almost caused a collision.

What is crazy is that this behaviour is actually encouraged ands protected by the road rules in Victoria, Australia... specifically rule 141(2) says "The rider of a bicycle must not ride past, or overtake, to the left of a vehicle that is turning left and is giving a left change of direction signal.". Which basically gives car drivers impunity to turn left at any time and turn over or through a bike rider. Crazy.

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Date of incident
21/07/2023 10:20AM
Incident type
Close call
Location of incident
Bridge Road, Richmond Victoria 3121, Australia