Since Smegley Higgins and the rest of the british cycling team did so well at the Olympics I find I have been given more respect by car drivers - it seems they expect to see more cyclists on the road and so plan and act in advance. When a car driver gives enough space a cheery wave and a thumbs up seems to make the next car driver to pass act accordingly.
The above throws into greater contrast the occasional c**t who still passes to close - this usually happens on solid centre lane markings so;
1. Better driver training - hopefully as more cyclists venture forth more will be encountered by learner drivers.
2. Model the change you want to see in others - saying thanks when someone gives you enough space to make the following driver aware that you appreciate safe driving. Also making sure you pass cyclists at a safe distance.
3. Talk to non cyclists and drivers are they aware of the minimum passing distance? and being allowed to overtake on solid lines if it is safe to do so.
Apologies if this reads as if I'm living in lala land or I'm a liberal democrat t**t but instead of criticising the same old 10% of c**ts time and time again whose selfishness ruins all aspects of life lets try to postively change the behaviour of the 90% who are reasonable and decent. This I appeciate is difficult when you've been cut up by a c**t.
But change I think needs to continue to happen and perhaps if we're constantly criticizing and writing on forums that most car drivers don't see then another small opportunity goes by to change things for the better.
All that said the driver in the video was a true 10%er and deserved everything he got
1. 1991 Zinn Centaur - 2000 miles
2. 1984 Specialized Rockhopper - drop bar project
3. 1992 Giant Cadex cfr2 - 3000 miles
4. 1984 Puch Mountain Jet - fixed gear project
5. 1993 Cannondale 3.0 frame - fixed gear road
6. 1998 Barracuda Curaçao - inspiration needed