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Deliveroo cyclist filmed riding on busy motorway after sat-nav 'took him on the wrong road'

"What are you doing, it's a motorway you are on - you're off your head."...

A Deliveroo cyclist was captured cycling in the outside lane of one of Scotland's  busiest motorways after his sat nav took him on the 'wrong road'.

Clearly shocked, railway worker Scott Inglis, uses some strong language as he films  the cyclist on the M8 near junction 16 for George Square in Glasgow, on Saturday July 3 at 4.12pm.

The unidentified rider is cycling within the third lane that is coned off for roadworks, although he crossed two busy lanes to get onto the 50mph section of the motorway.

Scott and his colleague Fraser Boyce, are seen calling out to the cyclist asking him what he was doing.

Scott shouts to the cyclist: "What are you doing, it's a motorway you are on - you're off your f****** head."

The cyclist shouts back: "Wrong road."

"Wrong road, absolutely, f****** maniac" Scott shouted back, while laughing.

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rct | 2 years ago
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Do Deliveroo,and similar ,  not have a duty of care to their employees, contractors and the public to ensure the people they employ are competent?

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Jenova20 replied to rct | 2 years ago
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If you can ride a bike you're qualified.

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Global Nomad | 2 years ago
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it comes to mind that unless you have taken a driving test , there is no obligation or reason to know what road signs mean. Trusting your sat nav more than your eyes has caused all types of road users problems - from hgv's to cyclists.

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Rick_Rude replied to Global Nomad | 2 years ago
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Global Nomad wrote:

it comes to mind that unless you have taken a driving test , there is no obligation or reason to know what road signs mean. Trusting your sat nav more than your eyes has caused all types of road users problems - from hgv's to cyclists.

Wrong. If you are going to use the roads then you educate yourself

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Hirsute replied to Global Nomad | 2 years ago
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So that's why so many cyclists go through red and don't give way at zebra crossings.

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Jenova20 replied to Hirsute | 2 years ago
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hirsute wrote:

So that's why so many cyclists go through red and don't give way at zebra crossings.

 

Yeah, exactly. And that's exactly why motorists are upstanding moral citizens, and never do those things.

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wycombewheeler replied to Jenova20 | 2 years ago
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Jenova20 wrote:
hirsute wrote:

So that's why so many cyclists go through red and don't give way at zebra crossings.

 

Yeah, exactly. And that's exactly why motorists are upstanding moral citizens, and never do those things.

yep, they've all be trainied and tested so they don't break any rules, and if they do they are easy to track down as they are registered. 

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jh2727 replied to Global Nomad | 2 years ago
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There's no obligation to know what any road signs mean, to pass a driving test.  You might need to guess a few on the theory test, even if you get half of them wrong, you could still pass the test - heck you could probably get all the questions asked about road signs incorrect and still pass.

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Rick_Rude | 2 years ago
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How does it not become immediately obvious something is wrong? At which point most people stop doing it and turn around or whatever. 

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HoarseMann | 2 years ago
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Crossing 2 busy lanes is no worse than most official cycle lanes that cross main roads. Usually somewhere really dangerous, like near the exit from a roundabout.

A 50mph limit and a fully segregated whole lane to ride in, it beats most UK cycling infrastructure for safety. 

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brooksby replied to HoarseMann | 2 years ago
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Sssh! You're not supposed to have noticed that...

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rmv replied to HoarseMann | 2 years ago
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I'm not sure he would have crossed two lanes of traffic to get there; in one of the more interesting road design decisions on the M8, the westbound J15 slip road joins from the right, into the fast lane.

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markieteeee replied to rmv | 2 years ago
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That sounds crazy. It's best not to fall into the trap of calling it the fast lane through - overtaking or right-hand lane.

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