Car/cycle rage at Warton, near Preston

duckson
duckson Posts: 961
edited January 2014 in Road general
Was it anyone on here or knows of anyone who was subjected to a spot of car/cycle rage this afternoon at Warton near Preston?

Work colleague of mine saw a silver Corsa (he has the reg no) swerve to try to knock a cyclist (black road bike, black cycle clothing) off his bike twice, the cyclist was in a cycle lane at the side of the road at the time. Cyclist then stuck to the pavement and my mate drove up the cars back bumper to make him speed up.
Cheers, Stu

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  • farrina
    farrina Posts: 360
    duckson wrote:
    Work colleague of mine saw a silver Corsa (he has the reg no) swerve to try to knock a cyclist (black road bike, black cycle clothing) off his bike twice
    Do us all a favour and if not already done, without further ado report it to the police. They may be looking for witnesses and even if it is not taken any further, hopefully it will be logged in case of further transgression.

    Alan
    Regards
    Alan
  • duckson
    duckson Posts: 961
    edited January 2014
    Thanks, i have suggested that to him and he is going to call in at the local plod shop tomorrow.....would be good if we could find the cyclist for a full picture of the events though.
    Cheers, Stu
  • andy_wrx
    andy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    Even if the cyclist didn't report it and so the police don't do anything, my understanding is they keep a record of these things against the registration in case they ever catch the driver doing anything dodgy in future
  • pinarellokid
    pinarellokid Posts: 1,208
    correct.. if this person keeps getting away with it without reporting, when he does get caught it will be his first record rather than the real picture..

    id love 5 mins with him in a soundproof room
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  • Secteur
    Secteur Posts: 1,971
    utter utter b*stard. This sort of thing really enrages me, and I very rarely get angry!

    Please call the police about this, and I hope that poor cyclist is ok and reports this too.

    Good luck!
  • Semantik
    Semantik Posts: 537
    Sorry to disappoint, but police are very unlikely to do anything. They're not interested unless there has been an accident. If there was camera footage it would help, but even then it's no guarantee.
    I base this on my own similar experience.
  • I cycle is this area,,,i live in blackpool ,i cycle through warton on one of my favourite loops that takes me to freckleton then to woodplumpton.
    I also ride a black bike and dress in black cycle gear ,,it was not me though!
    I think i know the section of road,just before you get into warton ,,,there is a cycle lane but it is very narrow and in pretty poor condition,cars speed by very close at times :shock:

    I would report it to the police as soon as possible ,let them find this looney before he killls or hurts someone,maybe it might be me the next time?
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,534
    probability of police doing something...

    a) report to police - non-zero

    b) don't report to police - zero

    imho if it's something that dangerous, it always makes sense to report it
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • gozzy
    gozzy Posts: 640
    Semantik wrote:
    Sorry to disappoint, but police are very unlikely to do anything. They're not interested unless there has been an accident. If there was camera footage it would help, but even then it's no guarantee.
    I base this on my own similar experience.

    What force was this with? The same one that's local to the incident or elsewhere?
    While I suspect there's little they'll do, they certainly can't do anything if it's not reported.
  • duckson
    duckson Posts: 961
    I cycle is this area,,,i live in blackpool ,i cycle through warton on one of my favourite loops that takes me to freckleton then to woodplumpton.
    I also ride a black bike and dress in black cycle gear ,,it was not me though!
    I think i know the section of road,just before you get into warton ,,,there is a cycle lane but it is very narrow and in pretty poor condition,cars speed by very close at times :shock:

    I would report it to the police as soon as possible ,let them find this looney before he killls or hurts someone,maybe it might be me the next time?

    I believe it was at the Freckleton end going in the direction of Preston. My mate said the car was driving very slowly on the 1st roundabout that feeds onto the short bit of dual carriageway, like he/she was waiting for the cyclist hence why he got up its backside and forced them to speed up.
    Cheers, Stu
  • farrina
    farrina Posts: 360
    Semantik wrote:
    Sorry to disappoint, but police are very unlikely to do anything
    Whilst not a recent occurrence, I was verbally abused by a gent driving an American sports car (LHD) who took issue with me blocking his way.

    Polite words were exchanged, including the usual "you don't pay road tax". When I pointed out neither did he, his pea like brain overloaded and he reverted to primitive mode and tried twice to swerve across my path (I was doing 20 mph at the time).

    Unfortunately for him the car behind stopped and with my independent witness I next saw him in the local magistrates court where he had an opportunity to reflect on his folly.

    Of course this was in Mold (North Wales) not a major city, but as I pointed out at the local police station if he had clipped me I might have head butted a lamp post with dire consequences.

    So always worth taking the trouble to report - who knows you might strike lucky and meet a cycling copper.

    Regards

    Alan
    Regards
    Alan
  • dodgy
    dodgy Posts: 2,890
    duckson wrote:
    Thanks, i have suggested that to him and he is going to call in at the local plod shop tomorrow.....

    Often see this on cycling forums, difficult to tell if the person ever actually completes the "I'll do it tomorrow" thing.

    Get him to call 101. It's the police non-emergency number. If he doesn't call it now, I guess he's not gonna bother visiting the police station either.
  • dodgy
    dodgy Posts: 2,890
    Semantik wrote:
    Sorry to disappoint, but police are very unlikely to do anything.

    Rubbish advice. I've had to call the police several times over the years, mostly due to being slapped on the arse by passengers in cars. In each and every case the police have responded appropriately.

    At least give it a chance. The car may have hit someone further up the road, or 30 minutes before this incident.
  • Semantik
    Semantik Posts: 537
    dodgy wrote:
    Semantik wrote:
    Sorry to disappoint, but police are very unlikely to do anything.

    Rubbish advice. I've had to call the police several times over the years, mostly due to being slapped on the ars* by passengers in cars. In each and every case the police have responded appropriately.

    At least give it a chance. The car may have hit someone further up the road, or 30 minutes before this incident.
    And what 'appropriate action' did they take exactly, apart from paying lip service to your grievances?
    Anyone get prosecuted? I doubt it.
  • dodgy
    dodgy Posts: 2,890
    Semantik wrote:
    dodgy wrote:
    Semantik wrote:
    Sorry to disappoint, but police are very unlikely to do anything.

    Rubbish advice. I've had to call the police several times over the years, mostly due to being slapped on the ars* by passengers in cars. In each and every case the police have responded appropriately.

    At least give it a chance. The car may have hit someone further up the road, or 30 minutes before this incident.
    And what 'appropriate action' did they take exactly, apart from paying lip service to your grievances?
    Anyone get prosecuted? I doubt it.

    Section 59 to two of them. Happy with that.
  • diy
    diy Posts: 6,473
    sec 59 - is pure laziness - but better than a slap on the ar*se ;)
  • dodgy
    dodgy Posts: 2,890
    Forgot to add that one of them was a young lad from a 'nice area' nearby. Policeman went to see him, then came back to me to update me. Apparently, he issued the section 59 warning to the lad in front of his mum and dad in their lounge. Said to him "if anyone else reports you, you'll lose the car", his dad interjects "don't worry officer, he's already lost it" and takes the keys from the coffee table :D