Freedomroo – Shocking moment driver launches coffee at a cyclist in the middle of the road in Sydney’s Waterloo

The moment a driver throws a coffee cup and flipped off a cyclist riding in the middle of the road has angered riders and divided motorists

Who’s the most entitled in this video? Inner-city hatchback driver divides the internet by lobbing his LATTE at a cyclist – but not everyone agrees he’s in the wrong

  • A driver has been caught throwing a coffee cup and flipping off a bicycle rider
  • The motorist and cyclist were travelling through the inner city streets of Sydney 
  • The cyclist was in the middle of the road, but should ride on the left hand side 

A cyclist has filmed the moment a driver furiously threw his takeaway coffee at their bike while they were riding in the middle of the road.

The rider captured the incident through a camera on the back of their bike as they cycled through the inner Sydney suburb of Waterloo on January 22.

Adult cyclists are required to ride their bicycle on the left side of the road in New South Wales, and are not allowed on footpaths.

The VW driver, seemingly frustrated by the cyclist in the centre of the road, is seen flinging the coffee cup out his window.

The moment a driver throws a coffee cup and flipped off a cyclist riding in the middle of the road has angered riders and divided motorists

Poll

WHO IS IN THE WRONG?

  • DRIVER 11 votes
  • CYCLIST 50 votes

‘Man throws object at cyclist. Man is on camera. Man is in trouble now!’ the video uploaded to Upride is captioned.

The clip showed the car driving behind the cyclist as they both travelled through inner city streets.

The motorist failed to halt at a stop sign before going through a roundabout.

They then flung what appeared to be a coffee cup at the cyclist, before coming up behind the bike as it slowed for a pedestrian crossing.

Just before turning right at a street, the driver said goodbye to the bike rider by flipping them the bird. 

The cyclist caught the moment on through a camera on the back of their bike as they rode through the inner south Sydney suburb of Waterloo on January 22, 2021

The cyclist caught the moment on through a camera on the back of their bike as they rode through the inner south Sydney suburb of Waterloo on January 22, 2021

In New South Wales, a bicycle is considered a vehicle and is subject to the same road rules as cars plus additional regulations. 

‘[Only] children under 16 years of age are allowed to ride on a footpath [unless accompanying a child],’ Transport for New South Wales stated on its website.

‘Bicycle riders must use a bicycle lane where one is available. If there is no bicycle lane, ride to the left of the road but avoid grates, debris and parked cars.’ 

There must be at least one metre between a car and bike on the road. 

Adult cyclists are required to ride their bicycle on the left side of the road in New South Wales, but are not permitted on footpaths

Adult cyclists are required to ride their bicycle on the left side of the road in New South Wales, but are not permitted on footpaths

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