Round abouts, a close call…

37 views | April 18, 2021

Incident type: Close pass/Bad driving
Location of incident: Fairbairn Road, Sunshine West Victoria 3020, Australia


Round abouts, an example of some motorists driving without any patience for cyclists!
Here's an example, there was only 200 or 300mm between us when he chose this action of changing lanes.
I was preparing to make a legal right hand turn, I did indicate with my right arm.
When there are arrows painted on the road surface for turning or travelling straight, we must travel in the direction when the lane has a painted arrow.
Technically I am supposed to be in the right lane but also knowing I am on a bicycle and this really stretches the patience of some people... it is difficult to make a turn knowing there are these motorists do exist on our roads!
This was a close call, this caused a great deal of alarm to myself, with the speed he was driving when he changed lanes like the video shows.