A cyclist has filmed the moment he was almost "taken out" by a Team Sky tour bus.
This is the second public shaming in the past couple of weeks after a foul-mouthed verbal assault by a motorist on the BBC biker Jeremy Vine was captured on camera and posted on social media (leading to an arrest.)
The roads can be dangerous places for cyclists. In 2014, 21,287 cyclists were injured in reported road accidents, according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). This included 3,514 who were killed or seriously injured.
Consequently, there has been a growing trend in cyclists using helmet cameras to record incidents of road rage, near misses, acts of aggressive, dangerous or inconsiderate driving.
Former racing driver and Confused.com’s motoring editor, Amanda Stretton, discusses how such footage influences road safety:
“While speeding offences are often curtailed by the presence of speed cameras, it seems that helmet cameras often inflame the incidences of road rage they seek to prevent. Some people would say it should subdue bad driving behaviour, but it can sometimes provoke the opposite. In certain circumstances, the footage can be useful to police forces in tracking down culprits and making the road a safer place.”
“Currently, there aren't any statistics showing if helmet cameras have made the roads any safer for cyclists. Yet if drivers and cyclists are using Britain’s roads properly, neither should have a problem with being filmed.”