Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by bozmandb9, 31 Jan 2018.
Actually it can be.
Deleted the 'snowflake' posts and any related to them. Derogatory terms such as this are really not needed in the civilised world of CC.
I think you are winging it with the hate crime. But if he has damaged your bikes, he has made off after an accident.
Pedantic, but important point is that it sounded deliberate rather than an accident.
And I'm one of those who generally argue against the newspeak argument decrying use of the word accident
I look forward to hearing the result of your visit to the police and what happens next.
Its a road traffic accident. Not a road traffic deliberate. The English law terminology is not going to be changed to suit you.
I inferred from the op that it was deliberate, ergo, not an accident
Police terminology has intentionally been Road Traffic Collision for a long time.
Difficult to tell. It didnt sound like a deliberate ramming in the description.
RTI now not RTA
Any news? Police should have had time to apprehend the hateful driver that made of without leaving his details after a collision on the road (an offence on its own) hope this has not put your son of cycling as most drivers would be ashamed of such behaviour.
It’s been a week since you posted. Any further developments?
Thanks for doing this. Glad I didn't see them. There is a rather nasty side to this site sometimes.
Nothing yet Lozz, to be fair, I wasn't expecting quick developments. The PC dealing with it said it would be a week or so before they get the driver in for interview, and also she needs to come and interview my son.
With regard to the 'Ponce' insult, and 'hate crime' side, my view is that cyclists need more protection. We are a minority on the roads, and face daily threats to our lives through the deliberate or careless actions of others, so any way in which I can get Police to take any incident more seriously I will use. Furthermore, I think the use of this term was telling. It shows that the driver has a preconception and dislike for me based on either my choice to cycling, or the way I appear whilst cycling. It is not accurate, or relevant, except to demonstrate his prejudice, and that, in my view, makes the 'crime' worse, than if he was simply taking issue with me over my use of the roads.
Thanks to those who have made constructive comments, and to those who made comments which had to be deleted, I leave you to karma and the puncture fairy.
This is as pathetic as it is inaccurate.
Separate names with a comma.