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  1. If there is no cycle lane and there are 2 lanes for traffic I will usually take the left lane. I feel it is safer to force a motorist to change lane to overtake me rather than try squeeze past and possibly clip me.

    Most cars react normally and change lane, but I have been passed aggressively by taxis, so it depends on the attitude of the driver.

    As regards our “right”. As “equal” road users, I believe it is our right, but we still need to share the road and show courtesy to others.

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