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Title: Road rage
Post by: kpnuts on October 03, 2017, 09:09:35 pm
Hi all just got back from rescuing my missus as she was run off the road by some (choosing my words very carefully) insanely mad idiot came round the corner on her side of the road at stupid speed forcing her in the ditch, she's ok just badly shaken so is the car (needs a new tyre) he just sped off and left her (what a gent) i would love to have a chat with him.
Title: Re: Road rage
Post by: BFSMP on October 03, 2017, 09:17:34 pm

so would I.......wouldn't be walking never mind driving for a while............I'd turn him into a land owner.........give him 2 achers for a start.


Jim.
Title: Re: Road rage
Post by: kpnuts on October 03, 2017, 09:39:32 pm
Exactly my thoughts.
Title: Re: Road rage
Post by: JB on October 03, 2017, 09:40:31 pm
Makes me glad I'm not driving at the moment...not banned or anything just told myself I not going out in my car with me driving.

I hope your wife forgets the experience soon and get on with doing what she likes doing, tell her it's not unusual and it happens to the best of us..

JB.

Title: Re: Road rage
Post by: Klunk on October 03, 2017, 09:43:27 pm
Get a dash cam.
Title: Re: Road rage
Post by: kpnuts on October 03, 2017, 10:00:15 pm
That has been suggested and is definitely on the agenda.
Title: Re: Road rage
Post by: jarvo on October 03, 2017, 10:19:10 pm
KP, even a 20 dashcam is enough evidence for the police these days


Mark
Title: Re: Road rage
Post by: Klunk on October 03, 2017, 10:55:23 pm
KP, even a 20 dashcam is enough evidence for the police these days


Mark
Unless you live in bedfordshire!
Title: Re: Road rage
Post by: roycv on October 04, 2017, 06:28:13 am
HI I would check that a dash cam can actually see number plates, the cheap ones do not always give a clear picture.
regards Roy
Title: Re: Road rage
Post by: Brian60 on October 04, 2017, 09:26:02 am
Its quite a common occurence over here, especially as we have loads of country roads that are really only 1 1/2 cars wide, stone wall one side 2 ft drop into drainage gulley on the other side. Not so bad on the straights but its the bends when oncoming traffic always crosses over. As an english expat I always slow and give way because you know whats going to happen. The spanish just throw the cars in with the expectation of getting away with it. Sadly there are far too many cars in bits and ditches abandoned for a a day or so to prove them wrong! Even worse when you meet a truck!

I'm glad your wife survived with nothing more than a nasty experience KP, it could have been so much worse.
Title: Re: Road rage
Post by: JB on October 04, 2017, 09:44:44 am
I live in a rural area, lots of horses around especialy at weekends, several horse stables (lots and lots) and coddy muck all over the roads!

I'd taken my son to school one morning, it was 10 miles away...coming back down a country road 2/3 horse riders on the other side, going round a blind bend...what do I meet? a Range Rover on my side of the road overtaking the gee gee's  :o

Being a good driver i managed to brake and stop letting the twit carry on.

No sweat I'm used to that sort of thing anyway...not bragging or owt %%
Trying to lighten the mood......
 
JB.
Title: Re: Road rage
Post by: bfgstew on October 04, 2017, 09:45:42 am
Unless you live in bedfordshire!


Ah, the old black rats..........as my father called them, (ex C.I.D.). The only thing they hated more than criminals were normal plod or C.I.D. Spent more time trying to catch them than baddies!


Glad Mrs is ok....... :-))
Title: Re: Road rage
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 04, 2017, 12:52:24 pm
Unless you live in bedfordshire!

What do the Bedfordshire constabulary say then Klunk?
Title: Re: Road rage
Post by: nemesis on October 04, 2017, 06:03:09 pm
Yes, get a good dash cam and it is a good idea also to get one for the rear window. I have found that the tailgaters really back off when they see it. Hope she gets better. nemesis
Title: Re: Road rage
Post by: JB on October 04, 2017, 08:06:53 pm
I have found that the tailgaters really back off when they see it. Hope she gets better. nemesis
I have used a compact camera on the parcel shelf works sometimes if the little red light is lit.. most effective is a very large all black german sheperd dog..they disappear into the distance..must get another..later.
JB.
Title: Re: Road rage
Post by: Klunk on October 04, 2017, 09:26:07 pm

What do the Bedfordshire constabulary say then Klunk?

Yoy can sign up to a website and post your dash cam to them. Its run by ex traffic police officers and they have the power to forward it to the poli e for further action. Bedfordshire police are one of the few suthorities that do not accept dash cam footage as evidence at present. 
Stupid i know but there it is!
Luton police in particilar are very good st ignoring traffic crime even when it happens in front of police cars!!! This comes frim the force that wants to turn on the cameras on the M1 and set them to 70 as they have no money!