In the battle of who owns the roads, cyclists and motorists are frequently at each others’ throats. Over the last few years we’ve seen a heated altercation in Kensington Market and another that resulted in a motorist being stabbed with a screwdriver. It seems that the threat of a streetside melee is always looming.
At Yonge and Bloor on Monday afternoon, a motorist attempted to make an illegal right turn and nearly knocked a cyclist off his bike. From CityNews:
The angry cyclist refused to let the driver get away with it, constantly preventing him from making the prohibited turn, and taunting him with remarks about ‘playing the game.’
Every time the driver attempted to escape, the biker would simply get in front of him, daring him to hit him. He didn’t, and the cat-and-mouse traffic incident went on for a few minutes until passersby intervened and calmed the two-wheeler down. When they did, the driver finally made his turn and tried to get away from the area.
The punchline of the story occurred when, immediately after making the illegal turn, the driver was pulled over and ticketed by two police officers on bikes. Best of all, nobody got roughed up this time and justice was served. Victory belongs to the cyclists!
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