The problem is the idiot minority
To be fair almost everyone commenting on this thread has a point but throughout the issue down to the idiot minorities. It is virtually impossible to work out which group of road users has the largest idiot minority. My experience of driving outside London is a series of very clear rules to follow
1) On approach to any sort of left hand bend check behind and make sure that you are NEVER overtaken by a caravan on a left hand bend as most caravan drivers seem to imagine the caravan goes no closer to the kerb than their car does.
2) Always look at drivers in side turnings as cyclists are invisible to some people unless you make eye contact.
3) Listen for vehicles approaching from behind and if they accelerate they are probably about to turn left right in front of you
4) Pedestrians are suicidal idiots but they won't kill you
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