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  • Driving in to work this morning and took a right load of crap off some baffoon in a white van. He cut across me on a roundabout and then was tailgating me, flashing his lights and giving me the w@nker gesticulation as he tried to undertake me. Now his van not only has the name of the company he works for but has a fleet number on the back door – 209.

    Should I call his HR dept. and tell them that they employ a complete fin du cloche who drives like a man possessed?

    Or would I be just starting a potentially nasty war?

    TandemJeremy
    Member

    Do it. Its always worth while

    Albanach
    Member

    Do it. Its always worth while

    +1

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
    Subscriber

    Dry bumming?

    U31

    Do it. Its always worth while

    +1

    I would and have done before.

    Premier Icon ton
    Subscriber

    no……………cos if you do you are a big soft shandy drinker…..
    we all do stupid things now and again………live and let live.

    unless you catch him and give him some fist pie………. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    angryratio
    Member

    stick talc up his arse and shaft him with a broom.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Do it.

    (but then I can say that – I don’t have to worry about him catching up with me on the same bit of road tomorrow).

    Actually, as you were in a car I’d say do it.

    into de_void
    Member

    Of course you should do it, what if the next person he does it to is less capable/confident than yourself; an OAP, learner driver, lone woman driver etc

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Depends how blameless you really were.

    One for your conscience.

    coffeeking
    Member

    Of course you should do it.

    McHamish
    Member

    Find out who he is through some crafty sleuth work…stalk him till you find his address, and then add him to a gay porn mailing list.

    Alternatively, forget about it. It doesn’t matter.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    I’ve done it before as well, got cut up and then run off the road by some one-man-band removals guy a few years ago, as he drove off I clocked his name and phone number on the back of the truck along with the registration plate.

    Took the police all of 10 seconds to track him down and pay him a little visit, they actually took the issue very seriously.

    Definitely report it – next time you might not have the protection of a steel box, you might be on the bike…

    What if he’s this kind of 209 though?

    I wouldn’t want any of this!

    harveym
    Member

    i would report him

    spacemonkey
    Member

    Worth pursuing if only to see how they respond – although what happens thereafter may of course come to nothing.

    On a similar note, I had a double-glazing salesman come round (at my request, not via cold call) about 10+ years ago. Sound bloke and a sound pitch, but I wasn’t prepared to buy there and then. At which point he became a complete ar5e saying stuff like “You know you’ve just cost me ยฃ800 commission?” So I called his employer after he’d left and complained – they admitted that other people had also called to complain and that he would be disciplined accordingly. Could have been complete b0ll0cks of course, but the lady did sound sincere.

    Junkyard
    Member

    yes report the least they will do is log the calls for each driver and build up a picture of who gets the most complaints
    Then post up the number and the route and we can all ring in to complain about what we saw them do /what they did to us ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Wozza
    Member

    fin du cloche

    Best thing i’ve googled all day. ๐Ÿ˜€

    s
    Member

    I thought all white van drivers cut people up, tailgate, flash their lights & give the w@nker sign as standard?

    Did he do anything out of the normal?

    project
    Member

    They may well set up a new critera for redundancy.

    If the van was purple and had ROK on the side i wouldnt bother as theyre all loosing their jobs, soon,due to no fault of the workers.

    Always report it but dont give out a landline number or home address use an email, and always ask who you are speaking to as well as their grade.

    Follow up with an email to the head office.

    Brycey
    Member

    I’ve been on the receiving end of those calls as the 0845 number on our vans goes to my mobile.

    We always pursue it with the driver, though it’s usually no more than a, “remember you are driving about with our company name and number on your van, so please behave”, as it’s your word against theirs.

    Usually makes the caller feel better to know it is being taken seriously though.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Few employers would want their name being associated with *rsehole drivers, and they seem to take this stuff seriously.

    Definitely definitely report him.

    kevin1911
    Member

    report it to them, then report back to us what they say ๐Ÿ˜‰

    jon1973
    Member

    we all do stupid things now and again

    Accidently cutting someone up is one thing, being an a$$hole is another thing entirely.

    He cut across me on a roundabout and then was tailgating me, flashing his lights and giving me the w@nker gesticulation as he tried to undertake me

    I’d report it. There are far too many nobs on the road.

    Mounty_73
    Member

    Report it, nothing to lose…some companies take this very seriously…

    Not the same …..but a few years ago I was riding with someone and some stupid to$$er thought it would be funny to through a bottle out of the van window…

    The bottle hit the rider in front of me, he stuck his out out of the window, laughing, hand gestures…

    Some people are just so stupid….the company/telephone number was all over the van….my mate called the company, made an offical complaint etc…the guy was sacked a week later…

    What goes around….comes around IMO…

    B.A.Nana
    Member

    I was thinking along the same lines as Brycey, if he’s in a co van, then he’s representing the company and they ain’t going to want their co associated with someone acting stupid and being abusive.

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    I’d say, yeah, report it. He may not get punished for it, but he’ll certainly think about how he acts in future. Probably won’t change his behaviour when he’s in his own car though, the tosser.

    I did this with a driver of a local networking company. Happened to follow him home a few days on the same route. Drove like a nutcase, using his mobile, overtook on chevrons etc etc and then proceeded to bomb it down my road at about forty. He now drives down quite calmly and is in a shitty small little van instead of the sporty number they’d given him before ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    I hate dobbing, but in this sort of case it is worthwhile. If he doesn’t get some consequences, he’s going to keep doing it, and someone sometime will get hurt in the inevitability he’ll call an “accident”.

    dazzlingboy
    Member

    Yes do it.

    Was following a mini bus last week – empty apart from driver who opened his window and chucked out a load of McD wrappers, drink cartons etc – loads of rubbish all over the place.

    Nothing makes my blood boil more so I phoned the number on the back of the mini bus, spoke to the boss and asked him what kind of advert that is for his business? Next time I’m looking for a mini bus hire you can be sure they’re not on the list. Boss was right apologetic – hope the driver got a bollocking.

    matthewlhome
    Member

    call it. I have been on the recieving end of these calls in my youth. Admittedly one was from a woman in my village who didnt like the fact that my van was there but these calls are usually taken seriously.

    Plus if you are stupid enough to behave like that while in a van with phone numbers all over it, you deserve to be punished for behaviour like that!

    project
    Member

    Just think how you would feel if he ran over a kid or grannie, while gesticualting at you, next time you may not be so lucky.He obviously has anger management problems aiming a 3.5 ton van at a squishy cyclist.

    REPORT HIM AND ALSO REPORT HIM TO THE POLICE.Put the company details on here.or email this thread to the company.

    simonm
    Member

    Do it. I had similar incident near Nottingham on M1.. guy was driving a plumbing distributors van VERY aggressively, phone the company as advertised on side, they said “O..its him again. yes, we know him, very sorry that he’s done it to you as well”…..

    Its only by dobbing these people in that we will all positively effect social change.. has to be done in England.

    Premier Icon Kona TC
    Subscriber

    Do it,

    I have phone several companies to ask to speak to their transport manager to ask what their policy on the use of hand held mobile phones whilst driving and exhibiting poor driving. Usually get chapter and verse on how they have clear policy etc, etc.

    Most satisfying result was pulling along side a chump who was driving like a complete muppet when he realised I had bubbled him to his boss.

    Also worth pointing out that mobile phone companies are required by law to keep all mobile phone conversation for 2 years, anti terrorism and criminal activity

    simonm
    Member

    Also worth pointing out that mobile phone companies are required by law to keep all mobile phone conversation for 2 years, anti terrorism and criminal activity

    Hell, that must be a LOT of data ! where do they store all that !!!

    monksie
    Member

    Just be sure that it is more than a two or three man company though. Otherwise, assuming you’re going to write to the company to complain and you include your address for a reply, you could be right in the shit as the nutter will have your address.
    My mate owns a double glazing/conservatory company. 4 employees and three vans. The vans are numbered 12, 46 and 62 (or something like that). He says it gives the impression that the company is substantially bigger than it is. He reckon’s it gives potential customers more confidence in the company.

    Pembo
    Member

    Also worth pointing out that mobile phone companies are required by law to keep all mobile phone conversation for 2 years, anti terrorism and criminal activity

    They only have to keep details of the call e.g. date, time, duration, number dialled. But not the actual conversation.

    uplink
    Member

    I’m not comfortable with all this denouncing people to the authorities stuff

    Sort it out yourself or let it pass IMO

    U31

    Uplink, Your name is alzo goink on ze list…

    theflatboy
    Member

    fin du cloche

    end of a bell, right? ๐Ÿ˜€

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