Angry Driver Slams Cyclist For Not Using £42m Bike Lane
When it comes to car drivers and cyclists, there's a war on the roads. Which is perhaps why this guy had absolutely no problem shouting at a cyclist for not using the bike line.
A video taken in Enfield, London, has emerged showing the moment a car driver complains that a guy on his bike is still on the road.
Despite the fact that Transport For London recently spent £42 million on the cycle lanes, the biker can be seen riding on the road, causing one particular driver to become incredibly frustrated.
Rolling down his window, he shouts: "Oi, use the f**king bike lane, they spent millions on the bike lane, f**king use it you mug!"
Despite his stern words, the biker seems to have either not heard his fellow traveller or he's choosing to ignore him.
After the driver posted the video online, it has received dozens of reactions, all of them divided over who's in the right (and who's in the wrong).
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One woman wrote: "This is on Green Lanes alongside Sainsbury's in Winchmore Hill. Happens all the time, and most of them ignore the lights at Sainsbury's. An accident waiting to happen."
Another said: "Who cares who funded it, what a waste of money. It's been there for years, I've never seen one bike use it and it doesn't look like they're interested in using it either!"
On the other side of the coin, some viewers were on the cyclist's side.
One guy wrote: "It's not compulsory to use them. Do you think Olympic cyclists would use them when training? They're built to encourage all ages to try cycling, not for existing road cyclists.... Have some empathy and stop harassing strangers."
"It's actually safer to ride on the road as cars don't stop at the junction you mug," added another.
Clearly this is a very contentious topic - what's your view on the matter? Was the guy right to remind the biker to stick to his designated area, or was the driver just being uptight?
Looks like the cyclist sympathisers might be right in this case, as an Enfield Council insider told the publication: "We cannot enforce anything on cyclists, it is a matter of choice should they wish to use it."
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