Not always wise to remonstrate drivers on mobiles.

mybreakfastconsisted
mybreakfastconsisted Posts: 1,018
edited July 2010 in Commuting chat
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  • ndru
    ndru Posts: 382
    Just WOW... words simply fail me - that's so agressive, what a bastard. Should take him to court for assault!
  • rjsterry
    rjsterry Posts: 27,298
    One of those "where to start?" ones there.
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  • cjcp
    cjcp Posts: 13,345
    Holy sh...

    That chap's got to be reported to the Police.
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  • DonDaddyD
    DonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    I commend you for keeping your cool Mikey. Had it have been me, gepending on how much adrenaline was pumping through my system (bought on by cycling) his actions might have been seen as an act of war....

    Actually, he spat on you... oh dear god...
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  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,807
    Like the way everyone else stares straight ahead as if nothing is happening.
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  • gordon861
    gordon861 Posts: 77
    WOW, just wow. I'm going to post a copy on the NTBPT forum as well so more can keep a watch for him.
  • chuckcork
    chuckcork Posts: 1,471
    In my my native Oz that is considered assault, most definitely report this to the police.
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  • davis
    davis Posts: 2,506
    It is certainly considered assault to spit at someone in this country.

    I sincerely hope he's been reported already, and the police take the appropriate action, which would be more than a talking to.

    Now, let's all try to behave, and not advocate any silliness. BentMikey did exactly that, and that's the way to go about it.
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  • davis wrote:
    It is certainly considered assault to spit at someone in this country.

    I sincerely hope he's been reported already, and the police take the appropriate action, which would be more than a talking to.

    Now, let's all try to behave, and not advocate any silliness. BentMikey did exactly that, and that's the way to go about it.

    I agree entirely.

    Writing to the DVLA and saying the vehicle owned by the spitter is blocking my drive and can I please have the registered owner's address, then going round and leaving a can of Nitromors on the roof of the vehicle, and smashing all the house windows, would be childish and futile.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 57,798
    Its all on there - using a mobile while driving, spitting at someone, driving through a red light and threatening behaviour. Get it reported, he's got to be on the hook on several counts.

    I'd have have found it hard not to to deck the f***er. Commendable restraint there.
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  • EKE_38BPM
    EKE_38BPM Posts: 5,821
    ^ +1. I think I would have lamped him.


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  • unixnerd
    unixnerd Posts: 2,864
    You really have to go to the Police with this before he injures someone else. I doubt this is a one off.
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  • I can't believe you didn't smack him.

    I would have knocked the old gits head off.
  • It's not me, it's Bent Mikey.
  • mtb-idle
    mtb-idle Posts: 2,179
    its probably also difficult to smack someone whilst lying on your back on a recumbent

    non action is the best policy
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  • mtb-idle
    mtb-idle Posts: 2,179
    although i did tell someone to get off their phone today.

    Coming up Clapham High Street, about a dozen bikes and heavy but moving traffic a young blonde female in a mini is looking at her phone whilst texting and doing circa 18mph.

    I wagged my finger at her but it took a while for her to clock me. glad i wasnt lying in the road in front of her hoping she would stop...
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  • prj45
    prj45 Posts: 2,208
    It's always wise to remonstrate with drivers on mobile phones, if we all did it I reckon we could put a stop to it within a week.
  • lost_in_thought
    lost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Never wise to remonstrate drivers on mobiles.

    If they're a nutter (like this one) they're armed with a couple of tons of steel.

    So not worth it.
  • prj45
    prj45 Posts: 2,208
    I should add I'm 6'4" and 20 stone...
  • lost_in_thought
    lost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    prj45 wrote:
    I should add I'm 6'4" and 20 stone...

    Yeah... I reckon a car would still take you down though.
  • prj45
    prj45 Posts: 2,208
    prj45 wrote:
    I should add I'm 6'4" and 20 stone...

    Yeah... I reckon a car would still take you down though.

    I dunno, I reckon I could hold back a mini or a kia picanto.
  • further
    further Posts: 52
    Good quality video, love to know how it goes if it finishes in court.

    I suppose strangers rarely react well to criticism but this bloke's response was shameful.
  • Christophe3967
    Christophe3967 Posts: 1,200
    Never wise to remonstrate drivers on mobiles.

    If they're a nutter (like this one) they're armed with a couple of tons of steel.

    So not worth it.

    Not sure if that counts as remonstrating.... it seemed more of an aside to me, but it does show how volatile people can be.

    Scary stuff and admirable restraint shown by our correspondent... one can but speculate about the van driver's manifold inadequacies...
  • _Brun_
    _Brun_ Posts: 1,740
    prj45 wrote:
    I should add I'm 6'4" and 20 stone...
    Never remonstrate with prj45 if he's driving while on the phone.
  • WesternWay
    WesternWay Posts: 564
    Never wise to remonstrate drivers on mobiles.

    If they're a nutter (like this one) they're armed with a couple of tons of steel.

    So not worth it.

    I agree, I had someone drive their big merc at me after I did. I reported him but I doubt anything happenned.

    Well done Mikey, but how unpleasant.

    What does he say about "taxi driver" at the end of the clip?
  • Gussio
    Gussio Posts: 2,452
    That is a shocker. Full marks, Mikey, for not responding physically. What a to$$er.
  • ex-pat scot
    ex-pat scot Posts: 939
    Spectacular.

    Oh the shame if the Police didn't act.
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  • Clever Pun
    Clever Pun Posts: 6,778
    Stevo 666 wrote:

    I'd have have found it hard not to to deck the f***er. Commendable restraint there.

    from a recumbent even I would find that tricky :lol:
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  • paulbox
    paulbox Posts: 1,203
    Have to agree re the restraint, I know I'd have struggled...

    The van driver needs a slap badly.
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  • joebatz
    joebatz Posts: 32
    what an idiot. i hope action is taken against him