THIS is the moment an alleged “bully” bus driver overtakes a cyclist but the footage has divided opinion on the internet.
A cyclist only known as Paul filmed the footage as he was riding along a road in Greater Manchester at around 7.20am on September 21 cette année.
La vidéo, which he shared with Road.cc, shows him cycling along when a bus appears over his right shoulder and the driver seems to squeeze the vehicle into the small space between the cyclist and the red car in front.
Paul told the cycling website: “You’ll see the Vision bus bullying his way into a gap that was never there.
“As soon as oncoming traffic approached the driver just squeezed me into the kerb instead of backing off.
“I had to brake to avoid getting squashed, my camera is below my stem so my shoulder was right up against the side of the bus.
“I’m having run-ins all the time, that’s why I got the GoPro. Normally I’m swearing like a trooper because I can see what’s happening, on this bus one it was so tight I was just in concentration mode.
“I emailed Vision buses and had no reply over the following week so then reported it to Greater Manchester Police."
He said that he got a reply the following day but was told no further action would be taken as it was claimed “the Dashcam footage does not clearly show the registration number of the bus.”
Paul added: “I’d sent them the attached picture of the number plate and questioned whether it was legal because it’s set back behind a glass window and not clearly visible.
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“Let’s hope the driver doesn’t kill anyone soon.”
Many people on the website backed the cyclist.
On a écrit: “Whilst I’d rather have one bus than 30 cars on the road and look out for them, that is terrible driving.”
Un autre a dit: “That’s rubbish driving. It’s poor that the bus company didn’t do anything and annoying the cops won’t either.
While a third added: “You were practically right behind the red Astra, barely the length of the bus between you, an overtake should never have even been an option let alone considered and then actioned.”
toutefois, the footage was also posted on Twitter which drew more divided opinions.
Un utilisateur a commenté: “20 mph limit so the Bus is probably speeding. Definitely Too Close to the Car in front. Lethal overtake on the Rider. Surely the Police could find the Driver via the company if they really wanted to.”
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Though others questioned why the cyclist didn’t slow down so the bus could pass.
Une personne a dit: “Definitely a bad one, but if a bus came past me like that my inclination would be to slow down and let it pass. It’s not worth the risk just to get a name for yourself on ‘near miss of the day’.”