To say that car drivers and cyclists don’t always go along would be quite an understatement, don’t you think? At least in most parts of the world – and the following video is one such case.
The clip was filmed in London by a local cyclist who runs a YouTube channel and shows a Volvo XC90 driving down the wrong side of the road in an attempt to skip traffic before making a right-hand turn.
It’s pretty clear that what the driver of the SUV is doing is illegal. His female passenger soon hops out of the vehicle to speak with the cyclist, claiming that the two are doctors and that they had patients waiting for them at a clinic. She proceeds to take a photo of the man blocking their path, perhaps in an attempt to get him to move out of the way and left them past.
The cyclist, however, has none of it and refuses to leave until the driver of the Volvo reverses back up the road, bringing an end to the whole shebang.
While the Volvo driver was clearly to blame for triggering the situation, it’s worth pointing out that the clip does show at least three cyclists also traveling against traffic in the same lane as the Volvo. The driver of a taxi later pulls over and addresses the cyclist, stating “remember what you do on the bike” and blaming him for blocking traffic.
Fair point; two wrongs do not make a right, and no matter what you drive or ride, traffic rules apply in the exact same way.