Well this turned out to be longer than I expected and this was mostly due to something supposedly designed to keep cyclists safe: cycle lanes! More on this shortly.
The “new” Highway Code rules, which seem to have cycle haters chomping at the bit but which are actually clarifications and not new are having little affect in driving behaviour. It’s even possibly making things worse as the aforementioned cycle haters now go out of their way to make it worse for us, yet the biggest and most confusing rules (granting pedestrians priority to cross at junctions) seems to be getting ignored and is going to kill someone one day.
We do have a sort of comical moment when a bus driver I “scolded” for passing me to pull into a bus stop ended up using his washers as he passed… bloody child!
We also have a very scary moment when an artic passes when there’s no room! That has been reported and acknowledged; no need to keep video so it’s going to be a warning and thus it’s included in this video. If I had kept going and he would have pulled back in I wouldn’t be typing this now.
Now back to the cycle lanes: people often complain about cyclists not using cycle lanes and I often reply that they’re just not safe. It’s safer to use the roads (even though that takes some confidence these days). Now these new lanes have completely screwed up the traffic around Cardiff centre so I tried a different route home which meant almost compulsory use of these new lanes. The latter part of this video shows how bloody dangerous they actually are! They’re supposed to help yet have made things so much worse that it’s only a matter of time before injuries are caused due to this poorly planned and implemented mess!
I almost ran out of music for this one it’s so long (ooer missus).