Watch as truck ‘punishment-passes’ a cyclist who ‘barged’ to the front of queue… so whose side are you on? | The Sun

THIS is the moment a truck driver "punishment passed" a cyclist who had tried to "barge" to the front of the queue.

The video of the incident, filmed in Oxfordshire, shows a cyclist filtering to the front of a queue of traffic at a set of temporary traffic lights in Wallingford at the end of August.


“I’d just stopped on Wallingford bridge to take a couple of photos and encountered a small queue waiting at temporary lights on the other side,” the cyclist, identified only as BucksCycleCammer, told road.cc.

“Judging afterwards from the Mini who’d overtaken me whilst stopped, they’d already been there for at least 90 seconds, which may explain some frustration.

“So, I filtered to the front and, after more than another minute, the lights changed,” he continued.

“Since the road narrowed significantly, I moved towards primary which did nothing to deter the driver of the Toyota who passed so closely that I was able to slap the side of his vehicle without extending my arm.”

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After the incident, who left the cyclist a but shaken, he submitted his bodycam footage to the Thames Valley Police, as he was planning to lodge a complaint.

Thames Valley Police responded by saying they would take no action against the driver for this close pass – because, they argued, the cyclist “put himself in danger” by “barging his way to the front” of a line of cars and moving into the motorist’s path when there “was plenty of room for him to overtake”.

The cyclist, meanwhile, responded that "filtering" is legal and “recommended to increase visibility”.

The rider also retorted there “isn’t plenty of room” to overtake due to the presence three-way permanent lights at the junction “due to the narrow carriageway on two approaches”.

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Commenting on the police's reply, the cyclist said he felt like he was receiving a lecture, not having a discussion about the near-miss situation in which he found himself.

While the bodycam footage has divided opinions ; so whose side are you on?


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