There's been a couple times on the forum,that I've been taken to task when I've pointed out how downright stupid cyclists have been when I've watched a linked video of them riding up the inside of left indicating vehicles.
One in particular where a stationary left indicating 7.5 tonne box van at a TL crossroads(in London),with cyclists clearly huddled in an ASL at the front nearside corner of the vehicle yet other cyclists insisted on lining up down it's nearside waiting for the lights to change.
From the cyclist POV it's sheer madness,downright dangerous and potentially very risky,from the driver's POV irritating to think such cyclist's stupid behaviour are holding him/her to ransom until they get past,or risking life and or limb on him not being a bad driver by forgetting to check his/her nearside mirror before turning left into them.
It's simply crazy to leave to chance such important and potentially life threatening decisions from a vulnerable perspective,unless they're oblivious to the dangers posed by such behaviour,which frankly riding in heavy traffic even for a short time should teach anyone with half a brain not to do it,and that's without recognising that not all drivers actually feel the need to indicate to do any manoeuvre,as some clearly don't!
People using UK roads IME can be unpredictable whether they walk or use any other form of transport,but one thing's for sure the vulnerable road user by definition is just that and as a result will always come of worst when in collision with a motor vehicle.
And although a driver of a motor vehicle may be fined or have their licence endorsed or removed for bad driving(possibly
),their bodily well being will still be intact,not so for a cyclist being side swiped by a motor into the abundant street furniture found at city centre junctions.
There's a lot wrong will UK roads from a cycling POV,but putting oneselfdeliberately on the receiving end of the bad design/planning and bad/careless driving purposely isn't healthy.