Keeping a camera on your bike is smart. Does it mean you’ll get justice? I wouldn’t bet my life on it, but still, you should do it.
I got this video from a friend(who wants to be held nameless) riding down Chevy Chase in Glendale last week:
The video speaks for itself. This was assault. You could tell by the honking and the riders’ awareness that they knew something was coming.
To pull in front and deaccelerate into them was a deliberate act meant to cause harm.
My friends were doing everything correctly within the law, positioned as far to the right possible without traveling in the door zone. But even if they hadn’t, did they deserve to have their lives threatened?
Right after, my friend took this video to the local authorities. I won’t say what happened, but it’s no wonder why Glendale has a reputation having the worst drivers and is unfriendly to cyclists. Heck, I don’t even want to walk there.
There is no justification for endangering another person’s life period, but letting this driver continue on will only encourage it.