just don't understand how can be legal to tint windows to that extent and why the police do nothing about all the cars driving around with it done, the fact the driver cant see properly means everyone else cyclists and drivers alike are at greater, unnecessary risk.
It isnt legal to have anything but the factory tint (which is usually around 17%) fitted to the front windows of any vehicle, the police do stop cars and make them remove the tints when they see them, but they cannot see every car, everywhere, as there simply arent enough officers!
That is properly tragic, i hate people who just fling their doors open, obviously im a rider myself, and i also drive and have as much love for my cars as i do my bikes, drivers like him give all drivers a bad name!
But they will do it with complete disregard for anyone/anything, you wouldve thought he would at least check so as not to have anyone smash into his door ffs!
I disagree with the above comment about the bus driver, if the rider was doing a decent pace (ill generalise with my usual 19-20mph pace) then that is enough speed to carry the rider a few feet and into/under the path of the bus, whether he be leaving a decent gap or not!
To speculate that the bus driver may or may not have been too close isnt the issue here, its the fact that had the car driver looked/seen the rider, this would never have happened!