Gives you wings?
- Jan 11, 2007
- Adelaide, Australia
They have an equal right to the road. That doesn't give them the right to interfere and inconvenience others though. Which is not to say they're breaking any laws. Being a selfish asshole is not a crime.
I would agree there, although sometimes as in the video it just can't be helped. There are selfish prick cyclists who go out of their way to impede motorists but most guys who cycle regularly that I know of try to stay clear. We drive cars ourselves, we know what it's like. I dont know much about other countries and their drivers attitudes towards cyclists. When I was in France myself and a mate cycled the 250km from Nice to Genoa in Italy and never once felt threatened or in danger by what seemed to be a pretty forgiving driving population. It's different in Australia where you have some of the rudest, laziest, most incompetent bogan drivers with an overwhelming sense of self entitlement on the planet, as demonstrated by the Facebook page Dash Cam Owners of Australia, or Crap Sydney/Adelaide/Melbourne/etc drivers pages. A bit of education and tolerance goes a long way.