Would you as a cyclist push your way through?

I come across this clip of road rage involving a cyclist and a van in central London.. I think the cyclist could of just held back for a second but the cyclist wouldn't give up and it ended in road rage but it all could of be avoided, I think the van driver reaction was disgraceful but what do you think of the incident ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_1na7NNZgg

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  • Beery
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    In the UK, overtaking on the curbside is legal for cyclists. Not smart, but legal. The cyclist was doing nothing wrong.

    The van driver clearly didn't like what the cyclist was doing and used his vehicle as a weapon. He should lose his license.

    If I were the cyclist, I would never have overtaken on the curbside. I would have waited in the line of traffic. I mean, where's the rush? A big part of the problem on the roads today is that everyone is so impatient.

  • 7 years ago

    To my mind the van driver was careless in not making sure it was clear and safe to move over. Although the cyclist was doing nothing wrong, if it had been me, for self preservation, I would have held back, and then thought of every possible curse for the van drivers inconsideration. I hope the cyclist got the vans registration number and it was reported to the police and the vans owners.

  • ANDY
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Hello

    At a guess the van driver is probably sick and tired of cyclists who change lanes whenever they want without looking or indication.

    Andy C

  • 7 years ago

    Too much aggression on the roads in the UK. Both van driver and cyclist should have shown more awareness and consideration.

    Incidentally it is "could have" not "could of".

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Anyone stupid enough to tangle with a van while on a bike, pretty much deserves whatever happens. NOT very bright at all.

  • laslo
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    The bicyclist has a death wish. The truck clearly had his directional on and was looking for a break. On the other hand, the van has no right to administer the death penalty for a bicyclist's stupidity.

    Double fault here.

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