Jim’s mowing takes a red hot shot at taking down a cyclist

johnboy 26 June 2012 263

tcol1979 has posted this to YouTube with the following note:

Call Jim’s Mowing any time for a hit-n-run…

The driver of this Holden Commodore didn’t even stop after side-swiping the cyclist.

The cyclist was wearing high-visibility clothing compliant with both “AS/NZS 4602(1999) High Visibility Safety Garments” and “AS/NZS 1906.4(1997) High Visibility Materials for Safety Garments”

Extended footage is also available showing that prior to this incident, the traffic had slowed through roadworks such that the red VW Polo was just ahead of the cyclist for a considerable time, following by the black Mercedes and of course, the Holden Commodore – the driver of the Holden Commodore was following the cyclist for quite some time through the roadworks and has absolutely NO excuse not to have seen the cyclist.

It took place on the Cotter Road, Weston.

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Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:52 am 14 Oct 13

“Revivifying”

I like it.

Masquara Masquara 10:34 pm 13 Oct 13

Holden Caulfield said :

Just saw this clip featured in a cyclist v motorists TVC for Today Tonight.

Thanks for revivifying the post – reminded me to book Jim’s Mowing next time I need a gardening job done …

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:59 pm 13 Oct 13

Just saw this clip featured in a cyclist v motorists TVC for Today Tonight.

Chello Chello 11:34 pm 01 Oct 12

Who really knows the full story. If the cyclist had a camera facing the back we might get a better understanding. But this is a good reason why bikes shouldn’t be on built up roads, and especially not near road works!

bigred bigred 5:01 pm 30 Sep 12

KB1971, no accident there. That is assault by motor vehicle.

geetee geetee 11:19 am 30 Sep 12

So Jim’s allowed to mow everything down except for cyclists?

dpm dpm 9:15 am 30 Sep 12

Chello said :

He is not even in his lane and it looks like he wants to cause trouble. And then get a response.

If you knew the bit of road where it happened, you’d know there has been a clusterf$@k of roadworks there. This happened at the end of the roadworks where the diversion ended and the road became ‘normal’ again – about 40m from the left turn onto the Parkway.
I’d say that contributed to the incident quite a bit too (and made the rider look like he was out of lane).
On the other had, I could also point out that they tell cyclists (via signs) not to ride through those roadworks and, while I know they are *allowed* to ride anywhere legally, I personally wouldn’t ride through them!
Then again, you’re just trolling for a response so why should anyone bother to answer you? My bad….

drfelonious drfelonious 7:41 am 30 Sep 12

Yeah right on troll man!

Love your logic – so compelling it is time to take it global brother! We should be taking all the oil from those goddamn hippie wusses in East Timor. After all – we paid the freight on it – it was our soldiers that gave them a country, and we are heaps bigger than them so obviously we need it more than they do.

KB1971 KB1971 6:57 am 30 Sep 12

Chello said :

He is not even in his lane and it looks like he wants to cause trouble. And then get a response.

Who? The rider?

Are you watching the same video?

KB1971 KB1971 6:55 am 30 Sep 12

Chello said :

How do you know that the cyclist hasn’t sped up cos he see’s the car turning but then has not realized it was that close?

Um, did you watch the video? The car came from behind & cut across in front despite there being a green lane indicating that the cyclist has right of way. The driver also cant use the excuse that he didnt see him as there were two bikes & they were all going slow in a 40 zone.

The driver totally ignored the road rules & caused an accident as a result.

How could the rider “speed up cos he saw the car coming”? Its pretty clear in the video what happened.

Chello Chello 12:21 am 30 Sep 12

Can we see the whole footage please….

Chello Chello 12:15 am 30 Sep 12

He is not even in his lane and it looks like he wants to cause trouble. And then get a response.

Chello Chello 12:13 am 30 Sep 12

How do you know that the cyclist hasn’t sped up cos he see’s the car turning but then has not realized it was that close?

Chello Chello 11:36 pm 29 Sep 12

BlowMeDown2:03 pm, 29 Sep 12

Had it been me in the car I would have stopped and swapped name address, license, registration and insurance details (don’t tell me that cyclists are allowed on the road without same), then I would have reminded the cyclist that my 1.5 tonne vehicle doing at least twice the speed has 40 times the momentum he has. I would have also reminded him, because he would know this already, that this is why he’s a fool for riding anywhere near traffic not to mention insisting on his right-of-way without even looking to ensure it’s safe.

Interesting scenario though, had the cyclist veered fully into the car lane and been crushed by a another vehicle, who would be at fault?

A few weeks back I was driving along Majura Lane near where it joins the Federal Highway when the driver of a car two ahead of me suddenly decided to stop to allow a cyclist waiting at a give-way sign to cross. That was nice of the car driver but grossly negligent and the dump truck behind me had smoke coming off its tires and was already veering off the road to avoid crushing the three of us in the car. The truck drivers skills were every bit as amazing as the cyclist in the video. After catching up to the first car on the highway it was clear he was a suck-up cycling nut because his car was bearing a well known cycling-brand bumper sticker.

BlowMeDown makes one of many valid concerns.

bigred bigred 9:18 pm 29 Sep 12

If Jim had stopped and shared attitude I suggest a kicking would be justified.

Grrrr Grrrr 9:01 pm 29 Sep 12

BlowMeDown said :

I would have reminded the cyclist that my 1.5 tonne vehicle doing at least twice the speed has 40 times the momentum he has.

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A few weeks back I was driving along Majura Lane near where it joins the Federal Highway when the driver of a car two ahead of me suddenly decided to stop to allow a cyclist waiting at a give-way sign to cross. That was nice of the car driver but grossly negligent and the dump truck behind me had smoke coming off its tires and was already veering off the road to avoid crushing the three of us in the car.

According to your logic, car drivers are fools for driving on the same roads as trucks – because trucks have 40 times the momentum of them. Hope you hear that from a truck driver soon!

Also, the car driver wasn’t grossly negligent – not even close. Grossly negligent was the dump truck driver driving so close behind you he had to lock up the wheels and veer off the road to not hit you. Learn your road rules.

KB1971 KB1971 7:16 pm 29 Sep 12

BlowMeDown said :

Had it been me in the car I would have stopped and swapped name address, license, registration and insurance details (don’t tell me that cyclists are allowed on the road without same), then I would have reminded the cyclist that my 1.5 tonne vehicle doing at least twice the speed has 40 times the momentum he has. I would have also reminded him, because he would know this already, that this is why he’s a fool for riding anywhere near traffic not to mention insisting on his right-of-way without even looking to ensure it’s safe.

Interesting scenario though, had the cyclist veered fully into the car lane and been crushed by a another vehicle, who would be at fault?

A few weeks back I was driving along Majura Lane near where it joins the Federal Highway when the driver of a car two ahead of me suddenly decided to stop to allow a cyclist waiting at a give-way sign to cross. That was nice of the car driver but grossly negligent and the dump truck behind me had smoke coming off its tires and was already veering off the road to avoid crushing the three of us in the car. The truck drivers skills were every bit as amazing as the cyclist in the video. After catching up to the first car on the highway it was clear he was a suck-up cycling nut because his car was bearing a well known cycling-brand bumper sticker.

OK, I will bite on an old topic……regardless of the laws of physics, you do realise that as a car driver it is your responsibility to not hit other road users?

Also, the green lane means you have to give way to the cyclist, regardless of how much you vehicle weighs?

Ok, if you hit him you would change details but that doesnt excuse you arrogance as a vehicle operator.

BlowMeDown BlowMeDown 2:03 pm 29 Sep 12

Had it been me in the car I would have stopped and swapped name address, license, registration and insurance details (don’t tell me that cyclists are allowed on the road without same), then I would have reminded the cyclist that my 1.5 tonne vehicle doing at least twice the speed has 40 times the momentum he has. I would have also reminded him, because he would know this already, that this is why he’s a fool for riding anywhere near traffic not to mention insisting on his right-of-way without even looking to ensure it’s safe.

Interesting scenario though, had the cyclist veered fully into the car lane and been crushed by a another vehicle, who would be at fault?

A few weeks back I was driving along Majura Lane near where it joins the Federal Highway when the driver of a car two ahead of me suddenly decided to stop to allow a cyclist waiting at a give-way sign to cross. That was nice of the car driver but grossly negligent and the dump truck behind me had smoke coming off its tires and was already veering off the road to avoid crushing the three of us in the car. The truck drivers skills were every bit as amazing as the cyclist in the video. After catching up to the first car on the highway it was clear he was a suck-up cycling nut because his car was bearing a well known cycling-brand bumper sticker.

bigred bigred 9:20 pm 06 Jul 12

With the penalty dished out to Jim, it seems it is open season on the roads. Cannot wait till I see Jim in my sights.

KB1971 KB1971 7:33 pm 06 Jul 12

Aeek said :

The Antichrist said :

I think they call these cars ‘Smart’ cars ?? Smallest and slowest on the road. Aussie Post motorbikes take this prize for motorcycles. The common denominator between all these ‘vehicles’….. is a motor.

No. Slowest things on the roads are mobility scooters. They have motors.

Yup, motors are electric, engines burn fossils.

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