Discussion in 'Commuting' started by GrumpyGregry, 23 Apr 2010.

  1. downfader

    downfader extimus uero philosophus

    So have I. Many have in fact. If it was clear cut we'd hear a lot more about either drivers being prosecuted (or cyclists in fact)

    The point is a good officer will be able to understand and decifer (sp?). Esp if they cycle or ride a motorbike.
  2. OP

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    The denoument...

    The registered keeper of the vehicle got a letter the gist of which was "steady on".

    I got spoken to, very politely, very professionally, about the appropriateness or otherwise of my 'reflex reaction', as termed by the plod, and the conversation ended with a big grin, a wink, and a very off the record comment by the copper about what he might have done in the circumstances.

    Case closed.
  3. Jezston

    Jezston Über Member

    I think that's a fine result. Sounds similar to what I got from my taxi incident the other week.
  4. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    I love a happy ending.
  5. don't tell that to the masseuse's in Amsterdam ;)
  6. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    Excellent. Also consider that the registered keeper will probably be on the way to an apoplectic ulcer...;)
  7. AndyCarolan

    AndyCarolan Do you smell fudge?

    Good result. To be fair, rightly or wrongly, I would have probably kicked the door if I were in that situation.

    Big, Expensive cars do tend to overtake closer and more slowly here too... :/
  8. They have big expensive cars in Norwich?;)
  9. NigC

    NigC New Member

    That's probably about the best result that could be expected.

    One thing's for sure: She'll certainly think very carefully the next time she's overtaking a cyclist, which can only be good ;)
  10. Yes - although they're called tractors in the rest of the country, but hey, that's NFN*.

    (*Normal for Norfolk)
  11. OP

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    Gave me a very wide berth last week.....;):laugh::hugs:
  12. Origamist

    Origamist Guru

    Pretty much what I thought would happen - glad that you got an understanding police officer though.
  13. Mrs Browser has had a habit, in the past, of overtaking cyclists like that i.e. slow right down, make you speed differential about 5mph then pass, not leaving much room. This was before I cycled regularly and believe me, she'll have it politely explained if she does it again.
    I think the logic is that if they're passing slowly it's less dangerous than passing quickly, despite the fact that she seemed to be able to equisitely time it so that the oncoming vehicle (there was always an oncoming vehicle) was passing the cyclist ans the exact moment the pillar between her front & rear doors was level with the cyclists body. I won;t rant or shout, I'll simply ask her (a nervous cyclist in traffic) how she'd feel being passed like that!
    Good to see you got a sympathetic result from the police. Don't forget, next time you didn't hit her door, you swerved to avoid an object in the road and she was so close you couldn't avoid hitting her car!
  14. thomas

    thomas the tank engine

    if it had been the boot it'd be more likely imo....hopefully not in this case. Quite frankly, either hitting or kicking can be an involuntary reaction in those types of situations.
  15. Vikeonabike

    Vikeonabike CC Neighbourhood Police Constable

    Downfader, I can't believe you are coaching Greg in what to say, possibly in a court of law. Putting a defensive case in his mind before being interviewed is highly illegal. That's my job I'm the forum tame copper!:smile:
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