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[Image taken 22.11.22] Crichton Avenue/Wigginton Road, York. Motor traffic was solid here when I had a meeting at this location this morning: #187856. Drivers were intimidating other motorists. They were driving round motorists who were indicating left when they themselves wanted to turn right onto Wiggington Road. I watch traffic. I haven't seen anything like the situation playing out here this morning.
The driver in this car wanted to turn left. The person in the vehicle behind hooted until this person moved forward to let the driver behind manoeuvre round him (using the oncoming lane) to move into the middle of the junction parallel to the solid queue from the north side of this junction on Wigginton Road to the other side of the junction ie southbound. The driver and/or passenger in the Iceland van behind, wound down their window. They wanted to tell me, It was not his fault. The driver behind was hooting.
I'd seen it.
I'd heard it.
We are told 'You always have a choice'. But people who cycle are all too often intimidated into making unsafe (for them, usually) moves by motorists. So I empathised. But, by giving in to the motorist behind, this driver took up a road position that completely obstructed the pedestrian crossing.
Other image this issue today: #187858. Other image today and links: #187856.

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