martine wrote:IcedKiwi wrote:I think the proposal is that if there's a cyclist behind you who intends to continue straight on, then you should have to stop, wait for him to undertake you, and then turn in.
I think you are right but it is just one of many proposals in the cycling research paper linked above. Much of the report makes sense but I have grave misgivings about the 'cyclists going ahead have priority' bit.
Why encourage cyclists to take up an unsafe position (undertaking a vehicle turning left) by giving them them legal priority? The nearside blindspot is bad enough in a car, let alone a van or HGV.
Because the road "engineers" in the UK are incapable (for the most part) of designing the facilities correctly, despite our near neighbours having (after making the same errors we do) come up with excellent and workable design standards. UK is just too ?stubborn? to learn from these pesky foriegners I guess .