After claiming to have been unlawfully overtaken by a driver, a cyclist was hit with a fine only to be told they were simply mistaken after showing the video to the police.
Dashcam video of the incident was posted on Thursday on the Facebook page of Cycliq, a company that produces dashcams for cyclists.
As they descended a hill, the video showed a car attempting to pass dangerously close to a cyclist.
When passing a cyclist, NSW road rules say drivers must leave at least a metre of space.
“Drivers passing a bicycle rider must allow a distance of at least one metre when the speed limit is 60km/h or less,” the Transport for NSW website states.
“Both single lane and multi-lane overtaking involves risk and requires extreme care. If you have any doubts, don’t overtake and wait until it is safer.”
“Took this to NSW Police and I ended up getting booked for not riding as near to left of the road as possible,” the cyclist said.
“Descending down an unguttered road with blind driveways at 50kph, and I was as close to the left of the road that was safe in the circumstances.
“It seems NSW Police intent on keeping road as perilous as possible for cyclists.”
Cycliq claimed the outcome showed the “sad” attitude NSW Police have towards cyclists.
“Change is happening whether they like it or not, and they are going to have to catch up with the times because the videos won’t stop coming and the pressure will only build,” the company wrote.