just no need for that. report it
Yep! driver had the other lane
jules21 wrote:wellington_street wrote: Some dumb bitch in a little car behind me gesturing for me to move out of the way (where to, I don't know?). So I got off the bike, walked up to the window but funnily enough she didn't want to discuss the finer points of the road rules.
try this next time: "ok, i'm going to move over for you. but if you hold me up after making me pull over for you, i'm going to be very, very unhappy. deal?"
Marto wrote:While riding home through some back streets tonight, I got brake checked twice by the motorist in this video. You can see the back of the car bob up when I was a few metres behind, then again when I was near the back corner of the car. They could have been braking for something in their driveway, like a dog running about, but the timing suggests brake checking (waiting until I was closer, then starting and braking suddenly). I was going pretty slow throughout, so it was easy to ride around them.
bychosis wrote:And Marto if you were inclined perhaps "if you had waited 3secs for me you wouldn't need to stop to see where I was" could have been explained to the driver if they had said to you "I stopped because I didn't want to hit you".
bolam wrote:This truck was way too close. No need for it.
Kudos to the black BMW.
17sjs wrote:Actually just noticed that's a council truck. Definitely get in touch with them, especially if your raw footage shows the full plate clearly.
Aushiker wrote:*** Language Warning ***
Not my best day and differently not my best response to aggressive driving. I really should have left it to the camera and kept my mouth shut. I really did think he was going to assault me at one stage which just made it all worse.
So what sparked it all? Watch the slow-mo at the start. I was approaching the stop-sign and had started to move to the right as I was turning to the right (north) here when I realised that 1BUZ 122 was coming around me, but not just passing me, passing me damn close (watch my front foot and the side of car - it was close!). You can then see me swinging to my left; I really thought I was going to be hit for a moment there.
I should have left it there but the adrenaline rush was full on and well there was the driver so a "chat" took place. At least I sort of responded with some calmness, okay you are being videoed might have been said one time to much .
He drove off turning right and I continued in the same direction as I was heading that way and then he turned into the carpark and still being fired up I followed for the second chat. I will leave chat that to the video. The audio is pretty clear ... I really need to come up with some better lines but
Interestingly when he left the car park the driver of 1BUZ 122 didn't continue in a northerly direction, but rather went south. I wonder now if he stuffed up at the T-Junction initially and meant to turn left ... maybe my reaction to his driving confused him.
Anyway I wish now I had shut-up and left it all to the camera.
Location of the incident: Peter Hughes Drive, Fremantle
jules21 wrote:i think you're taking a risk following him though, as you'll struggle to demonstrate self defense if he assaults you.
my preferred option is to slap the vehicle as he goes past - you need to let them know you're there when they're too close!
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