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Photo #34496

See video at www.youtube.com/watch

First, the car in front slows to make a left turn without hooking the bike in front (well done!). I manoeuvre to get past the turning car quickly (after checking it was clear to do so!). I then start catching up the other cyclist very quickly and move to overtake (again, checking there was nothing right behind me).

This taxi comes past me very quickly and far too close.

Minimally, breaking "Highway code rule 163".
www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_070314

As the Highway code picture shows, why isn't the driver all the way over the central line?

However, I then had a look at the clip frame-by-frame, comparing it to the roadmarkings and check distances using the measuring tools on Google Maps Satellite View. That's how I spotted that this driver was doing upwards of 45mph whilst in the 30mph limit. So that's why the driver had to do such a poor manoeuvre, they were going far too fast. And 45mph was a lowest value I could guess.

So, a speeding driver breaking Highway Code 124 (and backed up in law in the RTA) endangering live and limb around them very close to a town centre.
www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_070304

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