I have personally either been involved in, or witnessed, far too many near misses, or close shaves caused by drivers in motor vehicles. It would appear that most of them feel as though, since they have the larger and more massive vehicle, that they also have the right to deny your right as a cyclist, to equal access to the road. As commuting cyclists, we are constantly cut off, right hooked, and doored, during our commutes.
Furthermore, the culprits comitting such offenses are usually indignant, unrepentent, and completely apathetic concerning their physical encroachments and assaults. Some will actually curse us, get out of their vehicles to confront us, and we are sometimes even physically attacked.
Whenever we are threatened or physically attacked, these are considered as criminal acts and the offending culprits should be reported to the authorities, immediately. It would be fortuitous to have the evidence in hand when attempting to aid in the prosecution of such morons when in court. It would also be wise, if you could record all of the related actionable offenses, committed by the offending driver. This could possibly include any driving offenses, as well as, any civil infractions committed against you.
This type of recording can all be done while cycling via your video camera. It would be quite convenient to actually videotape the driver's license plate number. Especially any taxicab's or bus driver's number. It would be nice to have the video recording of the guy who first, cuts you off, and then threatens you, afterwards.
Well that's what the guy does in this youtube video. Please observe very carefully and take note.
Please! Do Not Hesitate To Aid In The Prosecution of These Culprits!
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