The frightening moment a woman driver crashed into a median strip as she tried to overtake a cyclist before accusing the rider of hogging the road has been captured on video.
In the dashcam footage, the woman driver approaches a curve in the road and overtakes the cyclist before crashing her already dented blue Toyota into a medium strip.
The incident, which was captured by the cyclist, raises questions about who owns the road as the two opposing sides argue about the accident.
The woman crashes her car into the medium strip (pictured, right) as she overtakes the cyclist
After the incident, the woman (pictured) gets out of the car and points blame at the cyclist
The video begins with the cyclist approaching the curve as the woman driver aggressively beeps her horn.
The woman proceeds to smash into the medium strip after her overtaking attempt, coming to a halt in the middle of the road.
The cyclist asks: ‘What are you doing?’
WHAT MOTORISTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BIKE SAFETY
- Motorists must stay wider of cyclists by giving a minimum of 1 metre
- Motorists may drive over centre lines and painted islands to pass a cyclist – only when it is safe to do so
- Motorists must indicate when overtaking a cyclist
- In QLD you coud lose three demerit points and receive a fine if you do not give the minimum distance when passing a cyclist
- If it isn’t safe to pass a cyclist, you must wait for an appropriate moment
The frustrated woman gets out of her car dramatically replies, saying: ‘Excuse me, I was going 50 there and you’re mean to get off your bike and wait for me’
‘No, I’m sorry, we do not wait for bikes. We would never get there,’ she said.
The woman driver continues to argue at the cyclist, throwing her arms in the air.
The cyclist responds: ‘Go on your way.’
The woman claimed that it is illegal to be so close to the cars.
‘You share the road,’ she said.
While it is true that cyclist and cars share the road, state law protects road rules in Australia and how the two manoeuvre on the road.
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The woman with her dented car (pictured). She claimed that the cyclist should get off his bike and wait for her to go past
Road laws are implemented by each State or Territory in Australia. Cyclists in Queensland should avoid being a traffic hazard and stay to the left of the road