Play by the rules
Yesterday commuting in to work I was at the Waterloo roundabout junction stopped at the lights. A cyclist alongside me was also waiting to go when a motorist behind him surged forward and bumped his leg! Not surprisingly he reacted and shouted at the driver and eyeballed him. Then the lights changed to green and the motorist surged forward again and bumped his leg AGAIN! The cyclist again shouted and eyeballed him for some time, quite right too. While this was going on the lights changed and the cyclist moved off but the lights were then red and a pedestrian then jumped in front of the car and banged on the bonnet and shouted red light pedestrians now. The motorist then surged through the red and shot off, much to everyone's exasperation!
Today commuting again this time in Hackney I stopped at a junction only to find the bike box had a motorist occupying it, as usual. Behind the motorist was a police car. I sidled up in the gutter and got to the front and stopped ahead of the bike box, where else? Then a crossing pedestrian started shouting at me and claimed I was blocking his path, he easily could have walked around my front wheel. I pointed out that the motorist behind me was in my bike box so what else could I do? Meanwhile the police looked on in a goldfish in bowl kind of a way. It seems Londoners are becoming germanised in that everyone is now a stickler for the rules!