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What do you say?.....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Mister Paul, 26 Jul 2007.

  1. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    To the transit driver in the outside lane, after you've looked behind, indicated, then moved into his lane to turn right, giving him plenty of room. you get to the right turn together, and he blasts his horn at you.

    You ask him what his problem is and he says that you should indicate. you remind him that you did, clearly, and he says that you should also give way. You point out that he was miles back and you didn't cause him to brake any more than he needed to to stop for the right turn. Then he just keeps repeating that you should have given way.
     
  2. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    You say nothing. Blank him completely, while getting out a pencil and a bit of paper and writing down his details, ensuring you get the whole thing on your helmet camera too.
     
  3. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    You could produce a copy of the Highway Code and look innocent and confused and ask him to show you where it says you have to give way...?
     
  4. andyoxon

    andyoxon Veteran

    Sometimes - when hooted e.g. for not being on the cycle path that someone thinks I should be on, I simply give a quick wave without looking back, or sometimes a kind of palms-up-what's-going-on approach & but without any verbal confrontation...

    Andy
     
  5. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...take the American approach and point a colt .45 in his direction and tell him to make your day?
     
  6. frog

    frog Guest

    Totally ignore. Any acknowledgement of his horn blowing gives the impression he may actually be in the right. All his noise has just drawn attention to himself, if you just carry on then everyone thinks he's just a pillock making a racket. Which just about sums it all up :thumbsup:
     
  7. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I'd go one of two ways;

    1. Ask him to indicate to me where the law or the highway code compels me to give way; he won't be able to, so I laugh and cycle away, shaking my head in wry amusement (to tick him off even more)

    2. Tell him if he wants to argue about, to pull over and get out of the van; he's unlikely to - if he doesn't, I laugh and cycle away, shaking my head in wry amusement (to tick him off even more). If he does, I knack him.

    Bren
     
  8. MsMalfoy

    MsMalfoy New Member

    Location:
    Derby
    Moon him.
     
  9. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Deck 'im! :thumbsup:
     
  10. Smile and wave and wish him a cheery good morning. Continue to do so until he gives up.
    Otherwise, what Bren said.
     
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Just smile at him, it will either pacify him or make him angry, either way you win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    You could argue the toss withhim re highway code, common sense etc; it may work for some, and may make others think about it afterwards. Or, you could dismount, and run towards his van waving a tin of anchovies, shouting "Raspeberry ripple? Raspberry ripple? We never had that during the war!" :thumbsup:
     
  13. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    What really annoys them is take a picture of the van and them with your camera phone as they then think you'll send it or call thei boss and they may be in trouble.
    Only works on sign written vans however.
    Really boils their blood!! :thumbsup::biggrin:
     
  14. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Have a clove of garlic at the ready, take a large bite of it and then breath in his face.
     
  15. mosschops2

    mosschops2 New Member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    :thumbsup:
    Best none-agressive response EVER!!! :thumbsup::?: