Bad driving on the M-way – worth reporting?

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  • Bad driving on the M-way – worth reporting?
  • Premier Icon DezB
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    I think I know the answer – yes or maybe… no.

    However, this taxi was driving so badly that I got my passenger to take a photo. Every manoeuvre he did cut someone up causing them to brake (including me, hard!) and in the back he had a pretty frightened looking woman clutching a small child!

    Fergetaboutdit?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    report it to the police and whichever council the car is licenced with.

    they’re supposed to be a professional driver and better than average.

    sbob
    Member

    wwaswas – Member

    they’re supposed to be a professional driver and better than average.

    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

    Sorry.

    Premier Icon mintimperial
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    they’re supposed to be a professional driver and better than average

    Hahahahaha! Brilliant…

    Premier Icon DezB
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    they’re supposed to be a professional driver and better than average

    Anyone carrying a woman and child certainly should be!

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Yes, all of the minicab drivers I’ve ever come across show exemplary car-handling skills and consideration for other road users.

    Report the bugger, but unless he has a small child embedded in his radiator grille, you may not get anywhere.

    Premier Icon portlyone
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    More worried you think that’s a motorway…

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I did think it might be a contentious statement 🙂

    Sussex Police have a ‘report a bad driver’ page on their website. Not sue what they do but I think they contact the driver and if there’s multiple reports they investigate further.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    More worried you think that’s a motorway…

    Hmm, what do you think it is? (before I prove you wrong and make you look a bit stupid)?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I’ll do it anyway. See the BLUE bits: motorway 🙂

    I’ve reported taxis in the past to the relevant local authorities. As long as you can provide the licence number to them they will usually do something.

    tarquin
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    But the signage indicates its an A road, green sign for the slip road.

    Other sign correlates this saying it is the A27 at that point. If it was the M27 then it would say that and have a blue slip road sign……

    stevepitch
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    Report the git, being an employee of a LA I know that we take a very dim view of bad driving and will usually pull the driver in for interview pending witness statements and if neccassary, ban the git.

    Saying that though, some authorities don’t give a toss which is a shame 😡

    Premier Icon DezB
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    tarquin – Member
    But the signage indicates its an A road, green sign for the slip road.

    Hey, I wasn’t the one who started the pedantry…

    Premier Icon portlyone
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    Technically, it’s a trunk road at that marker post.

    Your photo was taken 100m before the motorway 🙂

    sbob
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    DezB – Member

    I got my passenger to take a photo.

    😉

    Premier Icon martymac
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    +1 for make a written complaint to taxi firm.
    im a bus driver, if someone made a complaint about me, the absolute minimum that would happen would be an interview and threatened with the sack, and thats with no other evidence at all, apart from the complaint.
    if cctv or greenroad* provided extra evidence of an inappropriate driving style it would be written warning, day suspension, possibly a day on the training bus.
    *greenroad is a gps enabled device which measures acceleration/braking /turning events and records speed via gps too.

    piemonster
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    they’re supposed to be a professional driver and better than average.

    Brilliant, I needed a laugh.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Police have replied – my report is being forwarded to the roads unit.

    +1 for make a written complaint to taxi firm
    Impossible to tell who they work for.

    Premier Icon martymac
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    local council will be able to tell via number plate.

    Premier Icon miketually
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    im a bus driver, if someone made a complaint about me, the absolute minimum that would happen would be an interview and threatened with the sack, and thats with no other evidence at all, apart from the complaint.

    I reported a bus driver for badly overtaking a cyclist. The company figured out who the driver was and, because it was the first report, reminded him of his responsibilities and put it on file. They also said he’d be targeted by undercover inspectors to check his driving.

    I also reported a car that aggressively overtook me, to the police. They couldn’t do anything directly, but did a search on the reg number and placed the incident on file. They said another report would trigger a visit.

    Premier Icon miketually
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    If the female passenger was scared, she might also report the driver. Your report gives more evidence.

    mrmo
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    I also reported a car that aggressively overtook me, to the police. They couldn’t do anything directly, but did a search on the reg number and placed the incident on file. They said another report would trigger a visit.

    done this about a few cars and the response was basically as above. Did get a PC ring me on one occasion for a few more details and he said he would pop round and have a chat with the driver, no idea if he did or was just saying that?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    By the way, the policeman who replied spelt ‘Thanks’ thusly : “Thank’s”.
    Should I reply in a STW fashion? 😀

    globalti
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    The reason why you never see Police cars on patrol nowadays is that they are now relying on the Public to report bad or dangerous driving to them by ‘phone or on the web. Reports get logged on the PNC and the next time the car is seen by a Police car equipped with ANPR they will get stopped for a chat and a check. More than three reports will earn them a home visit so it’s ALWAYS worth reporting bad driving. We do it all the time in our street and we have dealt with a couple of habitual speeders in this way.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I couldn’t possibly report all the bad driving I see on my short commute! This bloke was particularly bad though.

    TuckerUK
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    …in the back he had a pretty frightened looking woman clutching a small child!

    Which in itself is illegal surely?

    Edit: Just checked, apparently OK. How bizarre.

    Premier Icon stevied
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    We do it all the time in our street and we have dealt with a couple of habitual speeders in this way

    How would you go about doing this? We’ve got a few idiots who use our road (by a high school) as a racetrack…

    ScottChegg
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    being an employee of a LA I know that we take a very dim view of bad driving

    No they don’t; they deny everything.

    As for the Plod, I was hit by a car on the M62; he refused to stop. I had pics, I reported it, I filled in a 26 page document and 3 months later they said they had ‘insufficient evidence’ to do anything.

    Which is plodspeak for ‘too lazy’

    Premier Icon Woody
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    Pity your ‘passenger’ couldn’t have had/used the video function on their phone as a photo proves very little.

    sbob
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    DezB – Member

    By the way, the policeman who replied spelt ‘Thanks’ thusly : “Thank’s”.
    Should I reply in a STW fashion?

    Nah, that’s correct; it’s a contraction of “thank yoos!”.
    HTH.
    😀

    higgo
    Member

    If the female passenger was scared, she might also report the driver.

    If he ever lets her free.

    sbob
    Member

    ScottChegg – Member

    No they don’t; they deny everything.

    As for the Plod, I was hit by a car on the M62; he refused to stop. I had pics, I reported it, I filled in a 26 page document and 3 months later they said they had ‘insufficient evidence’ to do anything.

    Which is plodspeak for ‘too lazy’

    You had pics of the accident or of the resultant damage?
    I’m guessing you had 3rd party witnesses as well, or was it your word against his? 💡
    Not saying the police are perfect, but the aggrieved often have an unrealistic expectation of what the police can do.

    thx1138
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    But the signage indicates its an A road, green sign for the slip road.

    Other sign correlates this saying it is the A27 at that point. If it was the M27 then it would say that and have a blue slip road sign……

    You don’t get out much, do you?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Pity your ‘passenger’ couldn’t have had/used the video function on their phone as a photo proves very little.

    People doubting I had a passenger? Same bloke I give a crossbar to when I ride the bike in 😉

    Anyway, how could you catch a multiple offender on video – start videoing every car on their first incident and predict that they will do more? Or wait until they’ve done a few shit manoeuvres and then start filming? Have a think about that one eh? 🙂

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    you need a dashboard cam app on your phone…

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Photo actually taken here: http://goo.gl/maps/V1PaB – not quite where it was claimed and not a motorway. Hope we’ve cleared that one up now?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    It was several yards further along than that, surely? Possibly as many as 10.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Probably between that Streetview picture and the next one in the sequence, yes 🙄

    ScottChegg
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    Not saying the police are perfect, but the aggrieved often have an unrealistic expectation of what the police can do.

    Not stopping or failing to report an accident is an offence. Driving an uninsured vehicle is an offence. Driving a car that is SORN is an offence.

    Plenty of things for a rozzer to have a go at.

    If they could be arsed.

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