NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
If you look at the video and pause it around about the time the passengers says slow down, then pause Again up to all their alongside.
Earlier on he is hard to see against the white lines of the road.?
I like to think I was a bit more visible than that on my own bike.
But I’ve never seen myself from behind at all.
I don’t wanna get into blaming anybody, it’s just my own personal observations as critical as they can be.
TBH,if a drive can't see that cyclist from any distance on that road they're not looking,and I'd be driving on mainbeam on a road like that with no oncoming traffic dipping the headlights when I saw his tail light.
In that clip the beam of his front light on the road was as visible as his rear.
Another point,the driver said in his defence that he initially thought he'd hit Kangaroo.I've never been to Australia but if I were driving there and was aware that there could be a chance of hitting a Kangaroo or a Wallaby,I'd be even more vigilant driving at night if only because of the damage hitting one would do to my car or me.
It seems to me the driver was driving without due care and attention at the least and wrecklassly dangerous at worst.