Dashcam moment car veers into cyclist for not using cycle path
Feb. 05, 2020
Staggering dashcam footage shows the motorist aim the vehicle towards a cyclist - for not using the cycle path
A driver has been captured steering a car into a passing cyclist in jaw-dropping footage.
Staggering dashcam footage shows the motorist aim the vehicle towards a cyclist - for not using the cycle path.
The car veers towards the cyclist before speeding away.
The incident, filmed in Norfolk, has gone viral after a local police force shared the footage, which can be viewed above.
The video has since garnered hundreds of likes and has been watched more than 53,000 times.
According to Norfolk Police, the driver has been slapped with not only a 12-month driving ban, but also a £300 fine.
Information on where exactly the incident took place, the date it happened and names of the people involved have been left out of the video.
However, it does include numerous captions, including what rules of The Highway Code.
During the 24 second-long clip, the first caption reads: "Rules of the road say motorists should give cyclists at least the same space as vehicles when overtaking."
The second says: "This incident resulted in a charge of dangerous driving. The driver received a 12-month driving ban and a fine of over £300."
It continues: "Did you know? The Highway Code says that the use of cycle lanes is not compulsory, and will depend on your experience and skills."
The clip ends with the hash-tag 'Share The Road'.
More than 150 people Twitter users have commented on the post, with some people condemning the cyclist for not using the cycle path, while others push the blame more on to the driver.
One wrote: "Not defending the car driver in any way, but did that cyclist pull out further into the road as the car was trying to get past?"
Another agreed: "Why is he not using the cycle path provided? Councils spends millions of pounds a year on them and they don't use them!"
Meanwhile, someone else put: "Cannot condone the actions of the driver! Also makes you wonder why the cyclist isn’t using the cycle lane......"
A fourth added: "That is an incredibly lenient sentence for attacking someone with a lethal weapon. People get away with using their cars as a weapon where if it was a gun, a knife, or a baseball bat, they would go to prison. The criminal justice system needs to take road violence seriously."
"That’s not a close pass that vehicle was deliberately as aimed at the rider," another said.
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