I wasn't going to write about this but thought it might be useful to point out for those not aware of the rule for cars turning left over a bike lane with you in it!
After a very small incident on Crown St this morning involving an SUV turning left into the Coles car park driveway when I was next to the rear of her vehicle and an onlooker (who had been ahead on the pavement on the other side of the road) loudly telling me off like a school kid for being in the wrong and not paying attention - "the driver had an indicator on and so I was just simply in the wrong and should pay attention" - I questioned my knowledge on the law and realised I didn't know the exact rules for this situation.
It really upset me as I knew I hadn't been negligent, so I managed to find the rule and I thought it might be useful to share:Road junctions
On the left. When approaching a junction on the left, watch out for vehicles turning in front of you, out of or into the side road. Just before you turn, check for undertaking cyclists or motorcyclists. Do not ride on the inside of vehicles signalling or slowing down to turn left.
It seems confusing that you are supposed to give way to the cyclist but at the same time they are not supposed to be there?? But I guess what it is trying to say is that both parties (car turning left and cyclist) have a responsibility to watch out for one another. Pity that motorists forget about the looking part of the relationship!Be careful out there on these lanes!!!!