Nearly got taken out

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by manalog, 8 Apr 2010.

  1. manalog

    manalog Über Member

    I was on my way to work this morning (8:35am) going downhill down The Avenue in Greenwich Park, I was already doing 20mph and there were cars in front of me. A tw@t in a Dark Blue Hatchback tried to overtake me with oncoming traffic when he couldn't he deliberately swerve in to me and missed me by inches. Another Cyclist witnessed all this but forgot to take his details. The moton got out of his car and started blaming me for making him nearly crashed on to oncoming traffic and the usual why don't you use the Cycle Lane. I got his Registration Plate but how do I confirm that this is correct, is there a website I can use to check make model and colour? I think his car is a Vauxhall and is Dark Blue Hatchback.
    He was in such hurry he had time to stop for nearly 10 mins with all the effing and huffing, Im definitely going to get a Camera.
     
  2. Armegatron

    Armegatron Active Member

    ASKMID is the site you want to confirm make / model to reg.

    http://www.askmid.com/ownvehicle/

    BUT you will need to say the car belongs to you :biggrin:

    Glad your ok though, I had a similar one last week where he overtook with oncoming traffic. My heart stopped as I thought I was going to end up part of a tangle of metal.
     
  3. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    To go to the police, you don't need to check the vehicle make, do you? A description and a reg, they do the rest.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    manalog

    manalog Über Member

  5. Vikeonabike

    Vikeonabike CC Neighbourhood Police Constable

  6. SavageHoutkop

    SavageHoutkop Über Member

    IIRC someone on the forum had an idiotic response from RoadSafeLondon the other day. Do both as Vike suggests but police first is my bet.
     
  7. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Local Police will log it on the PNC as a report against him. If he gets three reports he will get a visit at home and a Producer notice. If he's seen by a car equipped with ANPR he will get stopped for a chat.

    That's what happens in Lancashire and Greater Manchester anyway.
     
  8. OP
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    manalog

    manalog Über Member

    Thanks Guys. I have reported him to London Road safe website but will go to the Local Police Tonight.
     
  9. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
    I had this
    View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HlJNodCgKM
    which sounds similar to yours, badly timed overtake = the driver being a knob. Reported to RoadSafe London website when it was very new. and they did nothing but send him a letter.

    As i've said on many threads about this, i wouldn't use the roadsafe london website in future for incidences like this, but will continue to use it report minor stuff.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    manalog

    manalog Über Member

    Very similar indeed overtaking with oncoming traffic except that the moton was trying to hit me, he would habe succeded if there was a kerb. BTW what cam are you using? Is it mounted on the bar or helmet?
     
  11. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
    ContourHD, helmet mounted.
     
  12. Tinuts

    Tinuts Wham Bam Helmet Cam

    Location:
    London, UK.
    The last near miss I reported to roadsafe they didn't even bother to respond.
     
  13. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
  14. OP
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    manalog

    manalog Über Member

    I reported the moton to Roadsafe yesterday morning, I'm still waiting for a response or I'm being too optimistic? I have not reported to the Police yet as the Police Station in Greenwich Park was unmanned when I got there at around 6:30pm and I didn't have time to hang around.
     
  15. OP
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    manalog

    manalog Über Member

    Thanks Gaz, I found a Contour HD720 for £199 is this a good price?
    http://www.fawkes-cycles.co.uk/7919...720p_HD.aspx?gclid=CO7Nqp2O96ACFclr4wodQhH-fA

    Does having a visible Cam help reduce confrontation with motorist? It seems a lot of money but if this will deter motons from having a go I don't mind. I have considered a Muvi Veho but its too small. BTW is the Contour HD waterproof?
     
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