Courtesy for All!
My first issue is this phrase: "
The idea that one road user is "cutting off" another arises from
- one vehicle behind another, in another lane,
- approaching at a higher speed and
- the vehicle in front changes lanes in front of it
Does the vehicle behind not have brakes? Can the driver not use them, if fitted?
If the flow of traffic is so tight that there is literally no room for someone to change lanes, everyone is sitting in a traffic jam (rolling or otherwise).
If not, all it takes is for the following vehicle to show a little courtesy, a little regard for other road users (including bicycles) and apply the brakes!
Instead we get people sticking their heads out the car window, shrieking "You cut me off, you asshole" right after having run into the other vehicle.
I saw a police officer recently say on TV: "Everyone has a duty of care to drive safely". We need a little common courtesy as much as we need observation or enforcement of rights and responsibilities.