Q&A - Would I Be At Fault? Wrong Way Cyclist
I was in a situation that could have been very ugly. I was waiting to turn right at an uncontrolled intersection. I was waiting for traffic to clear from the lane that I was about to turn into.
My vehicle was sitting over the crosswalk as I needed to see past a vehicle that was waiting to turn left. As the lane cleared I was about to turn and the cycler (who wasn't wearing a helmet) was in the bike lane but going in the wrong direction (she was on the wrong side of the road and going against traffic).
The bike lanes are clearly identified with an arrow displaying the correct travel direction for that lane.
I always start slow when entering an intersection because of cases just like these where something unpredictable happens and you need to react and stop sooner.
If I would have hit her, would I be at fault in this situation?