So there I was, walking along, blamelessly exercising my right of way as a pedestrian who has already started crossing a side street, when I was forced to leap for safety to the pavement. It’s not that I’m not fully aware that roughly 98% of London drivers have never heard of this rule, but given that it was a BSM driving school car that was indicating the turn I took the chance on it containing at least one of the remaining 2%. Big mistake. Not only did the learner driver ignore me and turn anyway, barely slowing down, but one wheel actually mounted the kerb as he did so – although whether that was through poor vehicle control or a second attempt to mow me down, I couldn’t tell.
And his instructor? She was on her mobile phone.