> You should be able to stop in the distance you can see. IF you go around
> a corner, and there is an obstacle in the way, you should stop, not
> blindly cycle into it.
Naturally I would have stopped if I'd seen him, I'm not a monster.
The light-set was working well and I wasn't riding riding fast or
aggressively - so I don't think I was breaking the law in either of
those two regards.
If some guy walks around in the dark with his head down not looking or
checking where he's going then an accident is more likely to occur. I
think to some extent both parties could have been more careful - but
people should treat the roads with respect and keep a look out, not
simply rely on the fact that 'I've started so I'll finish and don't
need to care'.
Look right, look left, look again. Isn't that what they taught us at
the Tufty Club in Primary school?
If I cross a road that has high speed traffic coming around a 90deg
blind bend and don't find or wait for a pelican crossing I keep a
sharp look out to the left and get ready to break into a trot if needs
be. That's good common sense, no matter what the finer points of the
highway code may say.