Welcome, readers of the Edinburgh Evening News.
You’ll likely be wanting to find something you can be abusive about. You’ll probably enjoy my recent article Video Protection on the Roads.
T-boned by a driver using their mobile phone, who is completely unapologetic even when he realises the whole thing is on video, and waves his mobile in my face while claiming he didn’t see me in my bright cycling gear…
This is what it means to cycle in Edinburgh.
I called this in using the 101 non-emergency police number, but while they did ask me for the registration number, they were seriously disinterested (they didn’t even ask for the time of the incident) and told me that regardless of video footage they would not proceed against the driver.
This ended up forming the basis of quite a positive piece in the Edinburgh Evening News.
There is some movement in terms of dialogue with local elements of Police Scotland.
Defies words, really.