To answer your headline question: no
What you did was almost certainly not a violation of the road rules.
You haven’t given a state so using new-york as an example, the rules state on p. 31:
One solid line: You can pass other vehicles or change lanes, but you can only do so when obstructions in the road or traffic conditions make it necessary.
It's likely that you'll find similar statutes for your state. Florida's specifically considers the circumstances you've described:
316.081 Driving on right side of roadway; exceptions.—
(1) Upon all roadways of sufficient width, a vehicle shall be driven
upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows:
(a) When overtaking and passing another ...
Would it be possible to take the national/EU transport authorities to court to complain about risking lives and discrimination? Am I missing something?
Transport authorities are not responsible for the design of traffic signs. The designs are part of traffic laws, typically based on the Vienna Convention for Road Signs and Signals. To force a change to the ...
i was hit the other day when crossing. the walk signal was on, but i was crossing at an angle towards the crosswalk. the car bumped into me slowly so the driver would have seen me. was i wrong?
It will depend on the exact state law - but in New Jersey for example assuming you weren't actually on the crosswalk when you were hit you would be jaywalking and ...
Pedestrians always have right if way
Hit a pedestrian - go to jail. Unless it was impossible to avoid the collision such as a pedestrian suddenly stepping out within the car’s best stopping distance and assuming the driver was driving to the conditions (not doing 100 in a 50 zone).
The pedestrian can be booked but they still have right of way.