A cyclist in Budapest did not move into the bus lane because there was no sign to allow him to do so. However, the bus driver behind him certainly did not expect this. Below, you can learn what happened and watch the video.
It almost cost a cyclist his life to obey the Highway Code when he was riding on Fogarasi Street on Saturday, according to a video shared by the Bp Motorists’ Association (Bp-i Autósok Közössége). The video was captured by their reader’s camera and you can see that it was only a matter of centimetres that a trolleybus did not run him over, szmo.hu reports.
As they write, to someone who is not familiar with the Highway Code, it may appear that the cyclist made a mistake by not pulling over to the side of the road. However, there is a bus lane there, and there is no sign or road markings allowing cyclists to ride on it.
However, the driver of the trolleybus behind the cyclist, who was coming very fast, probably did not think that the cyclist in front of him was obeying the Highway Code and would not pull over to the side of the road.
“There was no sign that I could proceed in the bus lane so I was about to move over when the bus driver honked, swerved and pulled the bus towards me,” wrote the person who took the video, who avoided the collision by just centimetres.
Source: bpiautosok.hu, szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu