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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C
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'I'll run you over': Dublin Bus probes driver-cyclist row
A video of the incident shows the bus veering into a cycle lane on Arran Quay in Dublin, beside a cyclist and a subsequent confrontation.

Updated 11pm

Liam Phelan Liam Phelan

DUBLIN BUS HAS said it is investigating a complaint after a video was uploaded to YouTube showing a bus veering into a cycle lane beside a cyclist.

The footage was allegedly taken on Arran Quay on the morning of 28 May and was uploaded by the cyclist, who said he was left “shaken” by the incident.

The cyclist, who filmed the incident on a camera attached to his helmet, is seen moving across in front of the bus and confronting the driver through the window afterwards.

In this interaction, the driver can be heard saying: “Just go in front of me, I’ll run you over, no problem.”

Liam Phelan Liam Phelan

He can also be heard saying it “doesn’t matter if it’s a cycle lane”.

In a statement this evening, Dublin Bus confirmed it had received a complaint today about an incident involving a cyclist which occurred last Thursday and said it is being “investigated fully”.

All incidents or accidents are investigated fully and if any breaches are found, appropriate action is taken internally.

The company added that all of its drivers are “trained to the highest standard” and undergo an extensive programme, with refresher courses every two years.

“All training undertaken by Dublin Bus includes a strong emphasis on cyclist safety, and in particular how drivers should at all times be aware of cyclists moving in and around their vehicles,” it said. “This includes the importance of maintaining proper road position to afford adequate space to cyclists and raising awareness around the checking of blind spots where cyclists might suddenly appear.”

First published 6.20pm

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