Cyclist Doug Regular was wearing a small camera on his helmet, and it caught the licence plate number of a pickup truck towing a trailer as it forced him onto a soft shoulder. 24, he was charged with passing too close to a cyclist, according to a newsletter from the Velo Cape Breton cycling association.
In 2010, when the legislature passed a law requiring drivers to give cyclists a metre’s berth when passing them, nobody explained how it could possibly be enforced.
An answer came this week when one of the first drivers was brought to court under the law after forcing a cyclist off the road near Head of Chezzetcook.
“I realized that he wasn't going to slow down, and he could not pass” because of oncoming traffic, said Regular.
“I bailed off the road and he passed me within a foot.” Regular, a cartographer, said such incidents are rare and accidents can usually be avoided with safe, predictable cycling.
It starts with the depiction of a would-be suicide bomber saying goodbye to other fighters, before climbing into a large modified truck with blacked-out windows and Isis insignia daubed on the side.
The wearer of the headcam and three fellow fighters then leave for the front line, a field overlooked by Peshmerga positions in the hills, behind two other Isis vehicles with improvised armour.They argue among themselves as the fight goes on, with both his colleagues complaining about the conduct of a militant they name as “Abu Hajaar”.And they are forced to try and retreat on foot when the front of the truck they are in is hit by a Peshmerga rocket, killing the driver.It says: “I learned my lesson and never will I ride stupid ever again.I will be back on two soon.”The next piece of information to appear on screen is a list of the rider’s injuries, including two broken arms, a broken wrist, a fractured spine.Unlike IS propaganda, which often presents sweeping battlefield victories, the video shows chaos, panic, and the fighters retreating.