Reporting road rage in ACT

Reporting road rage in ACT

Postby Strawburger » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:11 pm

Hi locals,

Was on a ride today and had an ugly incident at the end of my ride. Got number plate and car details. What is the normal process for reporting it and is it worthwhile? I've found it's pretty much useless in sydney as the police generally swing it back against the cyclist, is it ant different in the capital?

Clocked up many kms here in Canberra and never had an issue. Hopefully it's a one off.

Cheers

SB
n=10 (2013 & 2004 roads,2010 track,2x 2009 foldups,1990 hybrid,1992 trainer,2007 rental,1970's step through,1980's zeus)
User avatar
Strawburger
 
Posts: 1166
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:19 pm
Location: Dulwich Hill, Sydney

by BNA » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:19 pm

BNA
 

Re: Reporting road rage in ACT

Postby Warnesy » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:19 pm

Report it and help build a profile of this behaviour if nothing else.
Image
Warnesy
 
Posts: 212
Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:04 pm
Location: Canberra

Re: Reporting road rage in ACT

Postby nescius » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:29 pm

I've reported a couple of incidents using the links from the traffic intelligence page of the AFP website. Didn't get any satisfaction from either incident, my word vs theirs I guess, but it can't hurt to log the details in case the driver is a regular offender. One incident was on the motorbike when a car tried to knock me off multiple times, only time I've ever felt like someone actually wanted to kill me (managed to get away unscathed, thank you 1000cc sportsbike!) , other incident was a ridiculously close pass by a truck that I am certain was deliberate. As far as I know neither driver was charged or even spoken to, I chased up the first incident with multiple phone calls but was ultimately brushed off, and I never heard anything back from them after the second incident.

I say report it, but don't expect anything much to happen unless you have independent witnesses or video evidence.
Giant Reign 3 | Trek 8000 | Trek Madone 4.5 | Look 695 SR ipack | Fuji Track 1.1
User avatar
nescius
 
Posts: 403
Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:11 pm
Location: Canberra

Re: Reporting road rage in ACT

Postby Ross » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:00 pm

Go ot the cop shop (I've heard Woden one is good) and report the details and get them to give you a case number. I reckon you should share the details of the vehicle on this forum too so we know to look out for this vehicle (may want to check with Chris if this is ok first).

Incident wasn't out on Old Federal Highway was it? There is a known serial offender out there that has allegedly confronted one group of cyclists with a machete.
Image
User avatar
Ross
 
Posts: 3383
Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:53 pm

Re: Reporting road rage in ACT

Postby Strawburger » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:56 pm

Thanks for the comments. Back in sydney so I may log it with the afp.
n=10 (2013 & 2004 roads,2010 track,2x 2009 foldups,1990 hybrid,1992 trainer,2007 rental,1970's step through,1980's zeus)
User avatar
Strawburger
 
Posts: 1166
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:19 pm
Location: Dulwich Hill, Sydney


Return to ACT

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Support BNA
Click for online shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Cycling Express Cycling Express
Ebay Ebay AU
ProBikeKit ProBikeKit UK
Evans Cycles Evans Cycles UK
JensonUSA Jenson USA
JensonUSA Competitive Cyclist