Yoga teacher hit by cyclist after walking into road on phone wins compensation Now I don't want this Thread to go down the path of "jumping red lights, riding on the pavement, blah blah blah" - this sets a precedent that anyone using the road, even carefully and legally, may be responsible for someone else's stupidity and irresponsibility. As a cyclist, you are told to keep left to allow other, faster road users to pass you safely. You often get hassle and grief if you try and ride centrally to avoid potholes/cambers/puddles/leaves, and zombies on mobile phones are just a nightmare as they frequently step out suddenly without looking. You literally have no time to react. She was lucky it wasn't a motorised vehicle as she could've been killed.