2002, June: On three seperate days:
An oncoming driver, swerved at me and drove fully in my lane right at me, forcing me off of the road.
A driver passed me on the left, blaring his horn as if the devil was coming, swerved right thru my lane (cutting me off) as he passed me to get into the right turn lane that he could simply have gone into - without passing me on the left or cutting me off.
I'm in the right turn lane - about 2 car lengths from turning when a driver starts passing me on the left. Luckily he started to break and I then took the turn - and blocked the lane - ahead of him.
2002, June 12: At Erb and University, while in the straight thru lane; right where the left and right turn lanes were forming - a woman (license plate ADZF 619) started passing me on the left (using the left turn lane and the lane I'm in) and _BEFORE_ she finishes passing me, she starts turning into me - it turns out that she wants to get into the _RIGHT_ turn lane!! Sadly I was too concerned about being hit and didn't start pounding on her new car. She looked at me as if I'd done something wrong.
2002, March: At FisherHallman and Victoria, I was in the left turn lane, coming up on a car stoped at the red light - when the driver behind me became impatient with how quickly I was approaching the red light so they passed me on the right and cut me off; only avoiding me because the light turned green and the stoped car moved out of the way!
2001, Jun. 26: It's been quiet few months. Yet again a woman, on my right, who was stoped against a red light; and as I approached the intersection at 55 km/h decided that she'd pull a right hand turn, cut me off, and not even try to accelerate. I blew by her at over twice her speed gesturing what I thought of her poor driving.
2001, Aug 06: A driver on my right stoped at a stop sign and then failed to yield by, accelerating barely infront of me at at some tiny fraction of my speed. I blew by him on the left and should have pound on the side of his #@$ pollution spewing van. 2001, July: I was cut off twice by drivers trying to overtake me while I'm doing left hand turns. In one case the driver slowly started to creep by me on the right as I'm about 1 car length from the intersection. They gave up 1/2 way thru the intersection when they finally realized that they're not going to be able to pass me. 2001, Jan 29: Yet another driver swerving and honking at me just because I'm cycling on the road.
1999, Dec. 13: Neary hit by a driver who did a rolling right turn against a red light.
1999, Mar. 23: Gack. It is 6:30am and fully 1/4 of the drivers feel that since the sun is at the horizon that they don't need to turn on their lights! This is the time of the year that I get to see accidents because people who are driving into the rising sun don't see me (with my headlight) much less cars that don't have their lights on.
1999, Mar. 22: A woman figured that I didn't belong on the road and felt that a swerving and honking was in order.
1999, Mar. 22: Yet another woman. This one did the "safe thing". I was in a left hand turn lane and she passed me on the right, cut me off and did the turn a fraction of a second before I did. According to her this was all fine because I didn't signal the turn. I supose that if I wasn't really going to turn then it would have been ok for her to nudge me off the road with her bumper? Perhaps that would have been an "unsafe" thing to do?
1999, Mar. 5: I'm stopped at a red light in the left hand turn lane and the driver behind me feels that this is a good time to pass me on the left!
1998, Oct. 14: Nearly hit by a driver who was already drifting into the bike lane as they passed me. This driver then fully blocked the bike lane for a bit after passing me.
1998, Oct 8: Nearly hit twice by drivers who attempted to pass me, on the left as I was in or just performing a right hand turn in a right hand turn lane.
Bicycle (Klein Quantum) destroyed as I was hit by a driver who accelerated from a stop sign into me. The driver, on a side street, was on my right, stoped at the sign but failed to check fully as rushed to beat a truck.
Hit from behind by a student, in a car, while stoped at a red light. I was in the turn lane outside the university front entrance. Fender and reflectors broken.
Nearly hit by 2 drivers who cut me off by pulling a left hand turn (from opposing traffic lane) while I had the right of way at the intersection.
Finally. A driver was trying to pass me when I was doing a right hand turn (in the middle of the right hand turn lane) and I forced them into oncoming traffic by edging out :) :)A
I was hit by a driver who passed me while I was doing a right hand turn in the right hand turn lane. He pulled up beside me and then started squeezing me into the curb as I pounded on the side of his van.
Bicycle fork (Klein Quantum) bent as I was forced to t-bone a driver who pulled a left turn infront of me (from the opposing traffic lane) and blocked the road.
A friend and I were nearly run over by a City of Waterloo bus driver who pulled up beside us and then proceeded to squeeze us into the curb.
Nearly hit by a driver overtaking me and pulling a right hand turn (tires squeeling as she passed me).
Run off of the road by a farmer with a combine who pulled up beside us and squeezed us off of the road.
My friend and I were nearly hit by a driver who was on my right and stoped at a red light waiting to do a right hand turn. They did nothing for over 5 seconds as we approached the intersection and then she proceeded to start doing the turn as we proceeded into the intersection at 40 km/h. We nearly ended up hitting her bumper.
Nearly hit by driver who passed me (I was doing 60 km/h) and then proceeded to jump on the brakes and pull a right hand turn just as they passed me.
You can add plenty of other times when I've nearly been hit by drivers who overtake me and then pull right hand turns into me.
Then there are the drivers who don't even pull over to pass you.
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