Fast overtake and late brake for hurried left turn
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.
- Date of incident
- 21/07/2023 10:20AM
- Incident type
- Close call
- Location of incident
- Bridge Road, Richmond Victoria 3121, Australia