• I just had a call from CID regarding an incident in October where a driver attempted to ram me and chased me from Victoria to Brixton because he did not feel I should be allowed to cycle on the road (he kept shouting that I should be in a cycle lane on a road where there was no cycle lane!).

    Frustratingly the police reviewed the CCTV but a couple of the cameras were out of action and one had been turned to face the wrong direction, so there is nothing to corroborate my account. However the officer is still going to visit the driver and will be giving him a strict verbal warning.

    We got chatting and the officer was very clear that it is worth reporting incidents of dangerous driving and aggressive behaviour. The report will stay on the persons file and if there are subsequent incidents the fact that the person has previous reports of dangerous driving etc will be taken into account when they are considering what course of action to take.

    I actually confessed to the officer that a couple of weeks ago I had removed the badge from a Mercedes after the driver repeatedly tried to nudge me out of his way, the officer was quite sympathetic.

    I find it funny to be posting this, as on my way to work today I saw the police fining RLJers on High St Ken so I shouted "for christs sake, get a real job or actually bust real criminals" as I pedalled past.

    edited to add the revised roadsafe link - you can now link to video footage too

    roadsafe

    you can report dangerous drivers via this website, i have even used it to report a poorly driven police car

    An interesting piece on submitting video footage to roadsafe

    Oh yes, I finally wrote up the email I got from roadsafe over a year ago about how to give them a video sucessfully - linky to my blog post on it - http://goo.gl/cNN1V

    edit 04/03/2015

    @benjam on here has also set up a data capturing website for incidents and near misses.

    https://www.lfgss.com/comments/12136745/­

    collideosco.pe

    Please also add details to it.

  • The other thing though is that I remember reading a letter from the successful hit and run, that if nothing happen aftyer 6 months, it'll go away?

  • "....removed the badge from a Mercedes..."

    Very delicately put DJ..

    It is so frustrating though. This morning a licensed taxi looked me in the eye and just pulled straight out of a side road in Elephant making me swerve out of the bus lane. I shouted and he wound down his window and blamed me..

    DJ.. You got any advice as to the right way of reporting it to the old bill? Phone call on the road? Wait until you get to work etc. etc.

  • I shouted "for christs sake, get a real job or actually bust real criminals" as I pedalled past.

    And you wonder why people call you a cunt?

  • ...oh boy what id do if i was in a car, with james in my rear view mirror.

  • open the door?

    :^]

  • na, that'll be dovvles.

  • ha ha ha

  • I think it requires quite some lighting fast reflexes... if we have a quick whip round, i could get a hire car and presto!

  • police suggested calling asap, giving the drivers registration and pictures if possible - this is because a lot of people will claim that someone else may have been driving their car at the time

  • ...oh boy what id do if i was in a car, with james in my rear view mirror.

    ...Find a quiet layby?

  • And you wonder why people call you a cunt?

    i dont wonder why people call me a cunt, ffs I have the t-shirt with "I'm a cunt" on it.

  • So you should call the nearest Police station as opposed to 999 obviously.
    This in itself is problematic as they're difficult to find listed anywhere.

  • There is a mercedes that caused me grief round here that could do with being de-badged.....

  • I think it requires quite some lighting fast reflexes... if we have a quick whip round, i could get a hire car and presto!

    fuck it! i'll hire a van...

    pick you up in an hour

  • i have perfected the one punch removal of wing mirrors and badges

    cant wait to get a silver spirit from a rolls!

  • i have perfected the one punch removal of wing mirrors and badges

    cant wait to get a silver spirit from a rolls!

    I'd like to imagine it's a sort of falcon punch technique......

    YouTube- Falcon Punch

  • i have perfected the one punch removal of wing mirrors and badges

    cant wait to get a silver spirit from a rolls!

    Wing mirror punch is a doddle, and fun, (accompanied by the shout, "you don't fucking need this do you!)but removal of a merc, rolls hood ornaments! I'm in awe DJ...

  • Merc driver was not happy. He chased me onto the pavement wig his car.

  • So you should call the nearest Police station as opposed to 999 obviously.
    This in itself is problematic as they're difficult to find listed anywhere.

    or go to the nearest police station.

    huge drawback for me, I have to lump it all the way to Clapham police station after getting hit.

  • i bet he's got a shelf with all his trophies

  • Does this mean I can take photos of twunts using their phones whilst driving and send them to the police?

  • if you have been hit, then you have every right to call 999

    if someone is driving dangerously and aggressively there is a strong case to be made re dialling 999 as they may well continue driving like a cunt if they are still wound up having had a conversation with me!

  • Does this mean I can take photos of twunts using their phones whilst driving and send them to the police?

    wish we could

  • wools, that is a yes

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Please report dangerous drivers to the police - Roadsafe. Report to plod, not just whinge here.

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