We have been hearing a lot in the press lately about the tension between the individual's right to privacy, enshrined in article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and the right to freedom of expression (article 10). One vehicle driver (pictured) has got somewhat agitated about it on my youtube channel.
Almost every day I report a vehicle to the police or an employer to draw to their attention a driver's apparent total ignorance of:
Statistically we face greater dangers at junctions. However as cyclists we have no real control, other than through assertive positioning which is at best only a partial answer, over the vehicles which pass us too closely. I am sure this behaviour drives many would be cyclists from the roads.
So do I have any qualms about 'invading your privacy' when you choose to drive inconsiderately around a cyclist on a public road? No, I do not.