On going out for the evening with my Daughter, Son-in-Law (47) and Granddaughters last evening, I was appalled at my Son-in-Laws disregard for safe driving along a 70mph country road.
In quick succession we passed two cyclists - Both were very well lit up and wore sensible clothing to be seen easily. In other words both were riding within the law and using all safety measures advised to cyclists.
On passing the first cyclist my S/i/L drove passed him as if the cyclist simply did not exist. He did not slow down and made no attempt to allow for any over taking room at all. How that poor man wasn't shot into the ditch or dragged along with us is an absolute miracle.
Both my Daughter and myself gasped and in unison made our feelings known to my S/i/L.
Before we knew it we were close beside another cyclist. This time, whilst my Son-in-Law was still getting a lecture from my Daughter on how to pass cyclists safely, the cyclist was given a little more room than the last as we over took him. The amount of room given was still a dangerously small amount and barely what one would call safe.
Now my Son-in-Law is not an aggressive man, in fact he is a very gentle, mild mannered man and not what I would call a particularly aggressive driver. Yet here he is coming extremely close to killing someone without any thought at all. On top of that, he couldn't see any reason why he as a motorist should give any concession to a cyclist.
Needless to say I am very upset to find that my Son-in-Law's attitude to cyclists is every cyclist's nightmare of motorists.