landsurfer wrote:reohn2 wrote:Whenever I'm overtaken too closely by motor vehicles and get the chance to remonstrate with them,which is more often than one might think due to TL's and traffic jams within the next half mile or less,the first thing I say to the driver is "if either one of us had made a mistake back there,I would've been in hospital or worse and you'd have had no driving licence".
The response is sometimes derisory but mostly it's met with an apology or no reply at all.
The thing is that too many drivers just don't see the consequences of their actions,end of.They just don't see a human being before them,rather just a thin thing on the road in front a like to the left that needs overtaking asap,and no one is doing anything of significance to dispel their erroneous outlook on human beings that choose to cycle.
That is why occasionally all the fatal ingredients come together at once and someone loses a mother,father,brother,sister or child and the grief lasts forever.
The erroneous belief by drivers that everything will be OK this time is reinforced every time a driver overtakes a cyclist too closely and doesn't make contact.
+1 .. A series of unfortunate events
It's dangerous driving.
Careless driving is a potentially non dangerous driving error.
Dangerous driving is when the consequences of such driving are potentially or actually dangerous to others or the self,surely.
How anyone cannot be found guilty of dangerous driving if their driving is potentially dangerous is beyond me,but it seems the UK courts find it difficult to define such driving as dangerous due a lack of will.
The sooner that will is found the sooner driving will become safer and especially around vulnerable road users IMHO.