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    Cycling: Groups call for action on 'car-dooring' - BBC News

    If I as a driver undertake another vehicle I am in the wrong, why is it encouraged for cyclists to do the opposite of all other road users.
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    Not sure whether people who use a certain mode of transport are given preferential treatment, though

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    Cycling: Groups call for action on 'car-dooring' - BBC News

    If I as a driver undertake another vehicle I am in the wrong, why is it encouraged for cyclists to do the opposite of all other road users.
    Okay............. That's exactly what this article was about.
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    It is actually called "filtering".

    Both cyclists and motorcyclist are allowed to do so. Motorcyclists due to the fact they travel faster tend to do it on the right hand side, while cyclists do it on the left hand side due to the fact they travel slower, and the fact cycle and bus lanes are on that side also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    Cycling: Groups call for action on 'car-dooring' - BBC News

    If I as a driver undertake another vehicle I am in the wrong, why is it encouraged for cyclists to do the opposite of all other road users.
    Doesn't just apply to passengers opening doors, drivers do it as well.

    And if the cyclist was in a cycle lane at the time then they are legitimately undertaking.

    If the traffic was stationary at the time, and you'd have to hope it was if they were opening doors, then it's not undertaking, it's filtering and the HWC is less prescriptive about that. It doesn't specifically prohibit it and includes references to extra care being required from drivers when cyclists or motor cyclists maybe be filtering through stationary traffic. c.f. Rule 160 and Rule 211.
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    I'd be more interested to know why they think it's acceptable to go through a red light, as long as they

    a) Look left and right to make sure there's a gap big enough for them to go across the junction, (or)
    b) put one or both feet down for a bit before carrying on cycling, to make them look a bit more 'pedestrian'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rl4engc View Post
    I'd be more interested to know why they think it's acceptable to go through a red light, as long as they

    a) Look left and right to make sure there's a gap big enough for them to go across the junction, (or)
    b) put one or both feet down for a bit before carrying on cycling, to make them look a bit more 'pedestrian'.
    For the same reason some car drivers do it, or turn without signalling, or open doors without looking, or use their phones while driving, the same reason pedestrians cross roads against the lights. Because they are twats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    Cycling: Groups call for action on 'car-dooring' - BBC News

    If I as a driver undertake another vehicle I am in the wrong, why is it encouraged for cyclists to do the opposite of all other road users.
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