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A cyclist’s last words are?

By johnboy - 3 February 2013 101

Patrick Keogh linked to this in the comments but I thought it was worth a run of its own as we know how much you like seeing cycling near death experiences.

Head mounted camera captures near miss: cyclist vs 4WD. The driver didn’t see me until I was right in front of the bonnet.

Apparently out at Wallaroo Road

oh shit

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A cyclist’s last words are?
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Tetranitrate 3:48 pm
03 Feb 13
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Terrible on the part of the driver. I’ve be near run off the road a couple of times by oblivious tradies going to change lanes without bothering to look, and that’s driving a compact car. It’d be even worse on a bike or Motorcycle, though at least with a motorcycle you’ve probably got the ability to accelerate past as long as there’s nobody in front.

However I have to wonder why cyclists still insist on riding on the roads given the ample evidence that a substantial minority of drivers are idiots who are completely oblivious of what’s going on around them.

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460cixy 4:20 pm
03 Feb 13
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I like how he screamed like a girl. But yeah poor form on the Nissan drivers part I’m taking a punt that he just did not see the cyclist .

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astrojax 4:40 pm
03 Feb 13
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460cixy said :

I like how he screamed like a girl.

But yeah poor form on the Nissan drivers part I’m taking a punt that he just did not see the cyclist .

i’m hoping he didn’t see the cyclist – bloody attempted murder if he did (but a piss-poor attempt if it was)

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goggles13 4:52 pm
03 Feb 13
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I hope you report this to be police, given you got a clear picture of the numberplate.

the more idiots that get caught, the better road safety will be.

time for me to get a go pro camera for my car…….saw some astounding stuff yesterday.

include two selfish cyclists who decided to go two wide as we reached a 100 zone on Moss Vale road heading into Kangaroo Valley. this made it difficult for me to pass as I could get to 100 quicker than they could. I happily stayed well behind them on a steep and windy descent, so I think they should have given me the same courtesy.

don’t get me started on the camry dawdling up the clyde mountain where they decided to move into the right lane in a passing zone so early it wasn’t funny.

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screaming banshee 5:20 pm
03 Feb 13
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bd84 5:45 pm
03 Feb 13
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Driver is obviously lazy and in attentive not properly looking and cutting the corner. Having said that, it looks very overcast in the footage, I would like to enquire how visible the cyclist made themselves with his clothing and whether he had a light operational.

As a driver, I would have expected both rider and driver to have their lights on in that situation.

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bundah 5:57 pm
03 Feb 13
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Momentary terror causing the heart rate to go through the roof.That’s yet another example of why i gave up riding bikes years ago!

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Girt_Hindrance 6:05 pm
03 Feb 13
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That was scary even from this perspective… Would have been terrifying facing that approaching Roo-bar.
I nearly got cleaned up crossing a pedestrian crossing years ago. Took me ten mins to stop shaking, hope this gent is okay.
Also, impressed by the single swear word- I don’t think I could be so reserved in that circumstance.

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milkman 6:37 pm
03 Feb 13
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Some people just don’t have the skill to operate a car. If it were up to me I’d retest people every time they renewed their license.

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bundah 6:48 pm
03 Feb 13
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milkman said :

Some people just don’t have the skill to operate a car. If it were up to me I’d retest people every time they renewed their license.

Driving simulator testing would do the trick.

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patrick_keogh 6:58 pm
03 Feb 13
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bd84 said :

Driver is obviously lazy and in attentive not properly looking and cutting the corner. Having said that, it looks very overcast in the footage, I would like to enquire how visible the cyclist made themselves with his clothing and whether he had a light operational.

As a driver, I would have expected both rider and driver to have their lights on in that situation.

It was slightly overcast at around 10am this morning when the incident occurred. The visibility was good. For example, rerun the footage and see how far back you can see the moving 4WD. If you look carefully you’ll see me turn my head slightly which is when I saw it.

I was wearing a flouro yellow and white helmet and a red and white maillot. Not exactly invisible unless you don’t look.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:14 pm
03 Feb 13
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I suggest that every single bike rider invest in two go pros. They are damn cheap now days. Put one on a helmet mount and one on the back of your bike. Even if some pos hits you and you die, at least there will be complete evidence to lock the moron up.

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Tetranitrate 8:18 pm
03 Feb 13
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milkman said :

Some people just don’t have the skill to operate a car. If it were up to me I’d retest people every time they renewed their license.

There’s some evidence (easily googleable) that low IQ drivers have disproportionately more accidents, particularly at intersections – not really surprising since they by definition have poor reasoning skills.

It’s probably no accident that in most of western Europe the bottom rung of society is basically prevented from driving through high upfront costs (~1000 euros or more) for licenses and the absolute requirement for independent training. The way we let parents ‘train’ their kids here is terrible, bogans who last sighted the road-rules in 1975 pass on their habits and attitudes to their kids enough by just driving them around, let alone by “teaching” them how to drive.
Of course the problem with doing that in Australia is that by and large this would condemn these people to unemployment and more general social exclusion because of the spread of our cities and the inadequacy of public transport systems. Just can’t win.

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bd84 8:36 pm
03 Feb 13
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patrick_keogh said :

bd84 said :

It was slightly overcast at around 10am this morning when the incident occurred. The visibility was good. For example, rerun the footage and see how far back you can see the moving 4WD. If you look carefully you’ll see me turn my head slightly which is when I saw it.

I was wearing a flouro yellow and white helmet and a red and white maillot. Not exactly invisible unless you don’t look.

I would say that the direction you were coming from was very overcast compared to the direction the Patrol was, but your fluro clothing should have made you easy enough to see. I’m betting that driver is bad, that he takes that corner the same way every day. Some people need their licence torn up.

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wildturkeycanoe 8:41 pm
03 Feb 13
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patrick_keogh said :

bd84 said :

Driver is obviously lazy and in attentive not properly looking and cutting the corner. Having said that, it looks very overcast in the footage, I would like to enquire how visible the cyclist made themselves with his clothing and whether he had a light operational.

As a driver, I would have expected both rider and driver to have their lights on in that situation.

It was slightly overcast at around 10am this morning when the incident occurred. The visibility was good. For example, rerun the footage and see how far back you can see the moving 4WD. If you look carefully you’ll see me turn my head slightly which is when I saw it.

I was wearing a flouro yellow and white helmet and a red and white maillot. Not exactly invisible unless you don’t look.

Your yellow and white helmet not only would look like a dot until the last minute, but also would blend into the dry grass in the background. I dare say that a red and white mullet [ maillot is a woman’s swimsuit if you didn’t know ] probably looks like a road speed indicator sign, seeing that they are commonly that colour.
Also, when you turn your head in the footage, it appears the driver would have been looking into the brightness of the sun trickling into the clouds in the background, which has quite a glare to it. That in itself would make almost anything that blends into the background almost invisible.
Not saying the driver wasn’t at fault, but shedding some light on what may have contributed.

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