I’m to grasp the way you cope with priorité à droite junctions- in the event you’re a bike owner or rider in France…
For instance, as you method a junction the place you clearly have priorité à droite , and also you see a automotive/lorry/bus heading in direction of you out of your left, do you (bravely!) assert your precedence & pull out/keep it up regardless and so on – or do you act defensively, eg pause and wait to see if the car seems prone to cease earlier than continuing?
I have to admit I invariably fall into the latter class
I normally look ahead to the driving force to obviously sign me to drag out, except it’s apparent the driving force is slowing down/stopping. However I see native cyclists routinely shoot out with out deviation, hesitation and so on, and possibly a number of repetition…
I’m wondering what finest follow is, versus the speculation ?
Positively not, no matter car I’m in control of, just because I do know that there are such a lot of individuals who ignore, or are blind to, the rule.
Setting myself up for derision once more right here however I watch physique language and the face and if attainable the eyes of the opposite driver. It has served me nicely for 60 years and I aint useless but.
What I do deplore, frequent in France, is that if one driver indicators that he/she is giving method, so usually the opposite driver successfully says ‘no, after you’. This will go on till one among you is useless and the ethical is, if given option to, settle for with out hesitation.
This, in spades, particularly after I’m on two wheels both motorised or pedal powered.
Certainly, it’s of no use being in the correct about precedence however crushed beneath the wheels of some pantechnicon that didn’t cease to allow you to out.
Shire’s or Cob’s don’t have the identical brakes I’d all the time give method.
Drivers in France are fairly good about cyclists, however I’d nonetheless wait till I’d made eye contact!
I’m additionally cautious about folks flashing me to go forward, as someday folks flash to say “get out of my bloody method”.
“I had proper of method”. A wonderful epitaph for people who knew their rights however had no sense.
That’s positively true, and significantly better than my expertise in Britain typically. Though I used to be appreciative of cyclists in Britain when driving, I’m rather more so now and deal with them as I might a automotive when passing.
I used to be biking round Cahors at the moment and there was by no means some extent when the problem got here up. Precedence was all the time made clear by indicators. They’ve even put in cease indicators the place I might have had precedence. However after all, being English I’ve all the time stopped there anyway and never simply sailed out utilizing my precedence.
The place complete confusion nonetheless reigned, although, was each roundbout huge or small. Then trying them within the eye and ensuring they noticed me gave the impression to be the one method. Sadly which lane of the roundbout – inside or out – couldn’t be relied on as an indicator of something
Ha ha, my bugbear in a number of earlier threads and posts.