Sometimes we cyclists can’t win. A local Councillor in Bognor Regis has suggested that if somebody knocked over a cyclist in the town and killed them than it “probably” wasn’t the fault of the driver as the “cyclist will have been on the road.”
In all the debate about cyclists’ deaths caused by collisions with lorries it is easy to forget that buses given their size are also a major threat to cyclists. Bus drivers tend to be more cautious in general and have a lower seat position to drive and view from but like a lorry driver they have to be aware of blind spots and cyclists who unfortunately decide to undertake them.
A complaint often made by cyclists is that police don’t appear to target motorists for bad driving in the same way that cyclists are targeted on frequent campaigns about breaking traffic laws or other misdemeanors.