Cyclist's near-miss when driver pulls out in front of him on bike lane

Cyclist’s terrifying near-miss when driver pulls out in front of him on bike lane

  • The body cam video was captured on Bristol Road, Birmingham’s A38 blue-route
  • It shows a rider travelling along a cycle lane before reaching a give way junction
  • A grey vehicle can then be seen turning into the slip road, but fails to slow down
  • This is the terrifying moment a cyclist narrowly avoided a crash when a car pulled into his path on a bike lane.

    The footage was captured by @FrankleyMan on his body cam as he cycled alonf Bristol Road, sopra Birmingham’s A38 blue-route, in aprile 26.

    The clip shows the cyclist travelling along a central bike lane before reaching a give way junction.








    This is the terrifying moment a car pulls out at a give way junction and crosses a bike lane into a cyclist's path on Bristol Road, Birmingham’s A38 blue-route, in aprile 26

    This is the terrifying moment a car pulls out at a give way junction and crosses a bike lane into a cyclist’s path on Bristol Road, Birmingham’s A38 blue-route, in aprile 26

    A grey vehicle can then be seen turning into the slip road, but it fails to slow down and stop at the junction.

    The road has a cycle lane which separates the dual carriageway, meaning cars have to cross the path to turn right.

    According to the Highway Code, drivers should take extra care at junctions and watch out for cyclists.

    It is unclear if the driver indicated and the cyclist has since reported the motorist.

    The clip shows the cyclist travelling along a central bike lane before reaching a give way junction

    The clip shows the cyclist travelling along a central bike lane before reaching a give way junction

    A grey vehicle can then be seen turning into the slip road, but it fails to slow down and stop at the junction

    A grey vehicle can then be seen turning into the slip road, but it fails to slow down and stop at the junction

    Loro dissero BirminghamLive: ‘This driver should have seen me, eased off the accelerator and just let me pass.

    ‘Even when you think you’re cycling in a safe place, drivers show you that you never are. You can see the driver approaching this junction from behind.

    ‘Given they’re turning right at the junction, the odds are that they’re local and should be aware of this cycleway.

    Hanno aggiunto: ‘I cycle along here quite a lot. I can generally tell when a driver is going to give way or not.

    The road has a central cycle lane which separates the dual carriageway meaning cars have to cross the path to turn right

    The road has a central cycle lane which separates the dual carriageway meaning cars have to cross the path to turn right

    ‘But on this occasion, I had a feeling this driver wasn’t. Which is why I stopped pedalling. Another cyclist on the other handbash!’

    Users were quick to comment on the video on Twitter with one writing: ‘I was knocked off in the same way. I cycle through there regularly and often have the same problem.

    ‘Serious incidents are only avoided by my anticipation! Every junction needs lights unfortunately.

    Un altro ha commentato: ‘Awful convergence angle there. I can’t twist my neck far enough round to have seen the cyclist while going down that road so I’d have been very slow from the turn towards the give way lines and stopped anyway just in case so I could assess the lane or path I was crossing.