A bus driver appeared in court after their careless driving left a cyclist in a Somerset hedge. The incident happened near Barrow Gurney on December 17, 2021, and was caught on a motorist's dashcam.
The driver of the bus shown in the footage pleaded guilty to driving without due care and was fined £256 by the court. They will also have to pay £110 in costs, a £34 victim surcharge, and will have five points on their driver's licence.
Avon and Somerset Police updated the public on the court result in a tweet this afternoon (May 18). It said: "COURT RESULT yesterday after incident in Dec 2021.
"Driver pleaded guilty to Driving Without Due Care. £256 fine 5 points £110 costs £34 victim surcharge Highlighting how important camera footage & #3rdPartyReporting is to addressing #RoadDanger #AndyCoxChallenge @AndyCoxDCS."
Screenshots from the footage, published with the tweet, show the cyclist being forced into the hedge as the bus squeezes past him. Due to the proximity of the vehicle, the cyclist eventually loses his balance, toppling off his bike.