Near miss with a car cutting into the shared bus/cycle lane
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Incident type: Close call
Location of incident: b Lincoln Road, Hillmorton-Addington, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
I was cycling towards Halswell on Lincoln Rd when the red Mazda decided to cut into the shared bus/cycle lane while indicating (without signaling for at least 3 seconds before changing lanes), nearly hitting me. As the signs clearly indicated leading up to the incident, the lane was dedicated for buses and bicycles between 3-6pm, Mon-Fri. (The incident took place at 4:31pm on a Tuesday.)
The careless and impatient driver clearly chose to flout the rules and failed to checked that it was clear before switching lanes.