- Abusive & threatening driver – what to do or storm in a tea cup?
centralscrutinizer – Member
Good stuff, the bloke is going to be seething with rage after a visit from the police… … (or he’s going to run you over)
It’s occurred to me that the suit plus the confidence to not worry about the CCTV could mean I’ve just grassed on a senior member of the Essex Mafia *glances between curtains*
This could be the right time to shave off my winter beard.Posted 3 years agoNobbySubscriber
Nice one Kryton, let’s hope the p***k learns a lesson.
Mine’s been referred to a “local community officer” which I’ve assumed is a PCSO.
In the meantime, I’ve put the word out to a local club who will make it known locally – the only credibility my idiot has is a lot of cyclists use that road to stay off the A20 or A25.Posted 3 years agoPete BMember
I’m not best positioned to offer this advice but you have to move on. As said life’s too short.Posted 3 years ago
You’ve done all you can by reporting him.
Nothing more to do.
Except maybe feel sorry for a fat turd in a naff ‘car’ wearing a suit (the fat turd, not the naff ‘car’).
Mind you – I know how upsetting it is when people make personal remarks about your appearance – someone once called me a ‘bald headed b*stard. Gutted – until then I was under the illusion I had the best mullet in town.docstarMember
As someone earlier said you have to meet fire with fire, if he shouts and makes hand gestures you have to scream and wave your arms around, do a monkey imitation or mr wobbly from the mr men. Your aim is to make him think you are a complete nut job and he would be better off getting as far away from you as possible. Maybe punch yourself in the head or pull out clumps of chest hair?Posted 3 years agobailsSubscriber
Good result kryton.
Although it makes West Midlands Police look even more awful. They refuse to take any action on bad driving/road rage vs cyclists, even with helmet cam video.
They even went as far as to tell me that I couldn’t report a hit and run because if I wasn’t seriously injured then the driver had done nothing wrong in changing lanes into me, knocking me over and then immediately flooring it away. And the bloke who cut me up, slammed the brakes on so I went into the back of him then got out to threaten me… “It’s really bad driving but I’m going to file it as no further action”.Posted 3 years agospursn17Member
Well done k57, reading that I may report the next one that tries do deal out some car based punishment.
I find the drivers in Essex generally pretty good though, much better than in Kent where they are much more aggressive.
I’ve previously been reluctant to report stuff to the police because of their being completely uninterested when I reported a TNT van driver for spitting on me, I had it all on video (including a still of the gob mid flight).Posted 3 years ago
I had a nice phone call from the TNT Dutch head office, which was then handed over to the UK office who did sweet fa and couldn’t even ID the driver. Chelsea police were not interested, and the officer even lied about what she’d done about it, and I swore that I would never bother with the police again. Maybe after k57’s result I might.horaMember
Its sounds clearly a crime of fashion.
I was cut up/stopped and threatened by a big bloke in his 60s.
He could have shoved me etc and I’d have let it go. But I told him clearly (no language or threats) and slowly to back down and get back in his car. If it had got rough he was probably very close to a heart attack with his obvious temper.
Hence I would have won the fist fight and lost my liberty. There seems to be more and more angry old types. Twice I had this in Hebden bridge before (local shoving me on a trail, 4×4 driver drove to close)Posted 3 years agobelugabobMemberbadger wrote:
I swore that I would never bother with the police again
And, by doing so, you’ve let both the offender and the police officer in question off the hook.
The police officer just wanted a quiet life (They are not all like that) and fobbed you off in an attempt to avoid the hassle of dealing with it properly.
The offender not only reacted badly in the first place, but then went on to intimidate the OP, in an attempt to avoid any consequences of their actions (Committing a further ‘offence’ in the process)
The more that people are allowed to get away with unacceptable behaviour, the more they will feel inclined to carry on that behaviour, and the more likely they are to do it to somebody else.
Well done to the OP for pushing for a resolution.Posted 3 years ago
I was originally fobbed of by the chap that answered my call to 101. But I though **** it and emailed essex police direct
Today they’ve emailed me to tell me they’ll be working through the town centre CCTV and the garage forecourt CCTV over the next few days to corroborate my story and build a case.
Fwiw I’m kinda thinking there can’t be much going on in Essex right now for my issue to have created all this activity.Posted 3 years ago
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