Video: Irish bus company investigates driver who told cyclist "I'll run you over"
Close pass leads to on-camera confrontation
After one if its drivers was caught on video encroaching in a bike lane and then telling a cyclist he’d run him over, an Irish bus company has launched an investigation into the incident.
Dublin Bus has said it is investigating a complaint after a cyclist uploaded a video to YouTube that showed the bus entering a mandatory cycle lane. After rier Liam Phelan comes alongside the bus, the driver can be seen saying: “Just go in front of me, I’ll run you over, no problem.”
The incident allegedly happened on the morning of May 28 on Arran Quay, the busy one-way street that passes through Dublin’s centre on the North bank of the River Liffey.
“I’m not ashamed to admit i was a bit shaken by this encounter,” Phelan said in the captions on his video.
In a statement to theJournal.ie, Dublin Bus said it had recieved a complaint about an incident on May 28 involving a cyclist.
The company said: “All incidents or accidents are investigated fully and if any breaches are found, appropriate action is taken internally.”
Dublin Bus also said that all of its drivers are “trained to the highest standard”, with refresher courses every two years.
“All training undertaken by Dublin Bus includes a strong emphasis on cyclist safety, and in particular how drivers should at all times be aware of cyclists moving in and around their vehicles,” it said.
“This includes the importance of maintaining proper road position to afford adequate space to cyclists and raising awareness around the checking of blind spots where cyclists might suddenly appear.”