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@djasmith wrote:

While i see the problem, I can speak from the point of view of someone who cycles all over this city every day, like others on this forum. The lady in the car did nothing wrong in this case – the cyclist did. He is on the inside of a left hand turning lane, therefore he should have indicated that he wanted to continue straight on with hand signals well in advance of the junction, and as he waited there. If he had indicated correctly then he would have the right of way in that situation, if however he doesn’t indicate straight on (which he hasnt) he does not have the right of way to continue straight on….

Im not against cyclists, I am one. I do however think that in situations like this people really ought to learn their road traffic act / rules of the road!!!!

On another note – the road traffic act also states that where a mandatory cycle lane is provided, cycles and motorcycles MUST use it…… Now the cycle lane (mandatory) on the churchtown road down towards Dundrum (the raised one on the footpath) MUST be used be cycles, its in the road traffic act, but that cycle lane is full of potholes… and when you cycle a 2,000 euro racer around the last thing you want is buckles in your wheels!!! wo do you use the lane and destroy your bike and claim… or do you use the road and go against the road traffic act, but still keep your bike….. Personally I use the road… but that means that I now have very very few rights of way as a cyclist…

Just a thought!

It was not suggested that the driver was in any way in the wrong here, the issue is that the moving of the cycle lane to the right to accommodate cars turning left, was undertaken in an incomplete fashion by the council. The non removal of the red tarmac leads cyclists to believe they are in the cycle lane, when it has technically been moved.

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