Jeremy Vine sparks debate after nearly getting hit by bus while cycling in bus lane
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Jeremy Vine has somehow managed to almost get hit by a bus while simultaneously sparking a fierce debate online.
Watch the crazy scene unfold below:
The radio presenter filmed himself nearly getting hit by a bus while cycling through the streets of London.
In the 53-second clip that's been shared on Twitter, Vine can be heard shouting 'woah' as a double-decker bus overtakes him on his right-hand side.
Gathering almost two million views, social media users have been debating who was in the wrong - the bus driver or Vine.
At the heart of the heated argument is the fact that the 57-year-old was cycling in the middle of a bus lane.
Although, some viewers have dubbed the bus driver as being 'irresponsible' and one 'inch closer and that would be a clean shave'.
Vine captioned his video: "WHAT. THE. HELL. This morning, 0620, watch this bus pass me. LK17 AFF, the 243 heading east on Theobalds Road. So how do I report this, @TfL?"
Commenting in favour of the broadcaster, one person wrote: "Absolutely irresponsible by the driver and unnecessary.
"Once on the bike you always catch bus on the next stop."
A second added: "I'm a bus driver and a cyclist and yes he came too close but yes despite the Highway Code one has to think of self preservation and I would be keeping to the left as much as I could, its all common sense... whatever happened to that these days?"
Although, someone else disagreed and said: "You look twice in your mirror to see the bus coming, you having plenty of room to ride to the left of the bus lane and yet choose to stand your ground.
"You're looking for trouble quite a bit when you ride, in the knowledge you're going to upload the footage."
Defending himself in a follow-up tweet, Vine wrote: "To people saying that I shouldn’t be in the bus’s way, or 'YOU WAs CYCLiNG in THE miIDDLE of tHE LaNe' - do let me know precisely when Parliament passed a law saying a driver has the right to kill another road user if they object to their position on the road."
LADbible has contacted TfL for comment.
According to cycleGuard, cyclists can in fact use bus lanes.
"Cars are prohibited to pass through bus lanes unless specified at a certain time," the website reads.
"Many of these lanes though do allow cyclists. Again, check any accompanying road signs for further information about which vehicles are allowed at certain times, but by and large, it is safe for bike-riders to do so. The benefit to cyclists using bus lanes is that you’re kept away from the main flow of traffic; reducing journey time and improving safety."