Had a friend who had an episode with a woman cyclist at a roundabout about while driving . He said the women was yelling at his wife and him. A few hours later and at night he heard firm knocking. 2 coppers were at the door and served him a traffic infringement summons. He was shocked at the speed and the need to send 2 coppers in the night. It turned out that the cyclist was a Policewoman from the same station as the 2 superheroes.A classic example of road rage. Guilty as hell. If only we had some coppers who weren't bent and would be prepared to take the cyclists side.
But the car driver is always right. Cyclist should be careful of reporting this or he might get done for causing an obstruction by stopping in the road.
His claim seems to be that it wasn't safe to do so, although obviously the video begins at the point where the driver starts giving some aggro so we can't judge for ourselves. According to the cyclist's YouTube comments, she'd been behind him on winding narrow roads for about three minutes prior to the start of the video. Now I'm not making a judgement as to what he should or shouldn't have done, legally or otherwise, but three minutes can feel like an awfully long time and can cover a fair distance.I'd have moved over a bit waved her through when safe to do so. No hassle .
Doesn't that Mikey bloke upload videos all the time and tell driver's he's going to do it?You can't say to someone 'You'll be on YouTube later' and not expect them to come back at you. That is quite threatening. Should have just shrugged and let her get on with it. Yes, she was wrong but he chose to escalate the situation. I wonder if he would have been so bold had it been a burly bloke in the car rather than a woman with children.
But, and I mean this in all sincerity, it's the kids I feel sorry for. They're clearly distressed and she's modelling some pretty poor behaviour. I don't know if they were crying and stressing her out before the incident, it could be that she was already on a pretty short fuse, but it's them that need attention and support in this situation.