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Dangerous drivers forget to indicate

PUBLISHED: 10:34 30 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:00 06 July 2010

I THINK that the drivers in and around the Lowestoft area have forgotten how to indicate.

As a cyclist through Lowestoft town I've had more than my share of near misses and got hit once.

I THINK that the drivers in and around the Lowestoft area have forgotten how to indicate.

As a cyclist through Lowestoft town I've had more than my share of near misses and got hit once.

As a motorcyclist now I fear for my life every day.

The last straw for me came at the A146/A143 roundabout when I was heading towards Norwich.

I started to overtake three cars that were following a tanker truck. I wear a hi-vis orange coat and overtook the first car and as I further accelerated to overtake the others they both pulled out to go past the tanker and neither of them indicated.

Had I been riding a more powerful bike I have no doubt that I would have been lying in the road within a matter of moments because it was clear that neither driver took any notice of what was going on behind or around them.

Luckily I ride a 125cc Honda scooter and I don't have a great deal of acceleration but to the drivers of the two cars I want to say thank you for giving me yet more reasons not to want to get my driver's license and become a fellow car driver.

I feel far safer on my bike than I would in a car in traffic with people like those on the road.

DARREN FOWDEN

Roman Road

Lowestoft

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