This is still a real problem. The recent one involved a bus no. 55 driver driving right into an ASL (not the irony) to inform me the reason he pulled out whilst I was overtaking was that the law states “bus drivers have right of way”
So is the law at fault? Bus drivers now see fit to throw their box of metal all over the road in any way they feel fit, whenever they like, “because of the law”. What they are doing is incredibly dangerous. And part of the danger is in not keeping things simple:
Bus drivers should have right of way EXCEPT in respect of cyclists to whom they should ALWAYS give way. The law as it stands allows bus drivers to drive dangerously. Time for a law change. Having motorists race cyclists is dangerous.