Cyclist Vs Policeman: Whose Side Are You On?

12 April 2017, 11:04

Cyclist v police officer - but who is in the right?

This cyclist got pulled over after a spat with a police officer. But who is in the right? Video is courtesy of Evo Lucas

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A row between a cyclist and a Met Police officer over the rules of the road is diving opinion online.

The clip, uploaded to YouTube by Evo Lucas, shows the view from a cyclist's bike as the police car starts to follow him on the London road - apparently waiting for the right time to overtake.

When he eventually does, the police car comes quite close to the cyclist, prompting him to shout: "Excuse me!"

Just a few metres on, the Met car pulls up on the left hand side and a debate begins between the officer and the cyclist - who seems initially reluctant to stop.

"I was wondering if you wanted to explain, first of all, why you're cycling in the middle of the road?" asks the officer, who also asks the cyclist what he shouted at the car.

The biker isn't keen to back down though, insisting that he was using the road correctly and the policeman needed to do a better job of observing the speed limit.

Their argument is prompting a lot of further debate online between people taking sides in the row - so who was in the right?

Watch the full clip here:

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