A blog about cars in Aberdeen.

This is a blog about cars in Aberdeen because most people aspire to the convenience of personal motor transport, pay dearly for the privilege, provide much employment, contribute greatly in taxes, and then people expect them to ‘leave the car at home’, while their money is spent creating cycle lanes and the like for freeloading cyclists.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Dangerous Cyclist Forces Innocent Motorist SC59NHG to Risk Wing Mirror Bump

Deep within the so-called "cycling activist movement" in Aberdeen, our double-dealing double-agent lurks behind his deep-cover legend: "Codename JannieJumbo" - providing us with timely dispatches from the front-line of the ongoing war on motorists.

As part of his duties, "Codename JannieJumbo" left us this video in the dead-letter dropbox in the dress circle of the HM Theatre.

Oh for goodness sake! Did you see that? The reckless cyclist's behaviour on Aberdeen's Abergeldie Road was so poor that it not only did it cause the driver of that lovely Lexus IS reg. SC59NHG to break the speed limit, attempt an overtaking maneuver at an inappropriate location, execute that maneuver recklessly, ignoring the poor road conditions and the other motorist getting out of his parked car ahead, but it also forced the driver to risk getting a scratch on his nice 'obsidian' paintwork as he squeezes past. How awful! We notice that the Lexus driver was forced to actually 'flip the wingmirrors' using the power-assist option on this premium upscale vehicle in order to facilitate his vital overtaking maneuver.

"But - hold on!" we hear you exclaim. "What was it that was so reckless about this cyclist's behaviour? - I've looked at the video, and the cyclist seems to have done nothing wrong..." And that's true up to a point, but then, what you'd be forgetting is that cyclists do not pay Road Tax. This means they have no right to be on the road.

1 comment:

  1. Um, they DO have a right to be on the road.

    For that matter so do vintage car owners. They also pay no road tax.

    Where they don't have a right to be, same as cars, is driving on the pavement.