A few weeks ago I was nearly taken out by a motorist entering a roundabout that somehow failed to see hi-viz me on my bike. Scared the hell out of me. I reported it in Cabra Garda station a few minutes later.
A week later I dropped into the station to see how the ‘investigation’ was progressing. En route there I passed by a car parked on a nearby cycle track (solid white line, during operating hours) and took a photo on my phone. I asked the Garda to have a word with the driver, maybe even give penalty points (it’s 1 point for Driving on a cycle track). The Garda said that it wasn’t a penalty point offence. I said it was (I remember when it came into effect – it was mentioned in the Irish Times at the time). He repeated that it wasn’t and said, “I know my job.” I cut my losses and lied that maybe I was mistaken. Inspires confidence doesn’t it.