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    • Lover of Lycra
    • By Lover of Lycra 5th Feb 18, 10:29 AM
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    Lover of Lycra
    Road Traffic Incident and Police Scotland
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    • 5th Feb 18, 10:29 AM
    Road Traffic Incident and Police Scotland 5th Feb 18 at 10:29 AM
    This morning I was involved in an incident where no one was hurt and no vehicles were touched. I was driving to work and turned from a main road into the lane where the office I am working in is based. My office is near a school so I always drive slowly and crawl into the lane because you often get parents parking in the lane with doors wide open trying to wrestle young children out the car.

    This morning as I was turning into the lane I had to come to a complete stop due to a van driver tearing towards me on my side of the lane. The lane is wide enough to accommodate two vehicles passing each other if both vehicles are taking it easy.

    He point blank refused to move and told me to reverse. I told him that you aren't supposed to reverse on to a main road. (This is road which is very busy during rush hour and has parents and school busses dropping kids off.) He said that it wasn't a main road which is BS. He became quite aggressive when I refused to reverse, even if I had decided to reverse I couldn't because of all the traffic, so I just put my car in park.

    He got out his van and sat on a wall to finish his cigarette and then got his phone out to take a photograph of my car and text someone/play a game/whatever. I turned off my engine and took a note of his registration and the company's phone number. I wish I had just taken a photo.

    Eventually he got back in his van and manoeuvred past me, then revered back to hurl some abuse at me. I think he had been working on his parting shot and was quite proud of it.

    I was concerned about his photographing me and my car, don't know why he just gave me the creeps. When I arrived at the office and told my colleagues they said I should report it so I have. Now the police are coming out to see me. I feel a bit silly and like I am wasting police time.

    What would you have done in that situation?
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    • Mercdriver
    • By Mercdriver 6th Feb 18, 4:20 PM
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    Mercdriver
    Yes in posts #18 and #50 (the post I was replying to was #35 btw), not in their OP though (some posters will read replies but not all).

    So at the point the OP was saying about the consensus, even people who had read every reply would only know that the van was on OPs side of the road and not that the vans own side was unobstructed. Plus there was also OP's post #11 of:



    Which I understand might be the OP referring to themselves, but other posters may not have realised that.


    All I'm saying is that OP's description of events has caused some confusion for posters.
    Originally posted by unholyangel
    try and read it again, looking at the bit in bold...

    This morning I was involved in an incident where no one was hurt and no vehicles were touched. I was driving to work and turned from a main road into the lane where the office I am working in is based. My office is near a school so I always drive slowly and crawl into the lane because you often get parents parking in the lane with doors wide open trying to wrestle young children out the car.

    This morning as I was turning into the lane I had to come to a complete stop due to a van driver tearing towards me on my side of the lane. The lane is wide enough to accommodate two vehicles passing each other if both vehicles are taking it easy.

    He point blank refused to move and told me to reverse. I told him that you aren't supposed to reverse on to a main road. (This is road which is very busy during rush hour and has parents and school busses dropping kids off.) He said that it wasn't a main road which is BS. He became quite aggressive when I refused to reverse, even if I had decided to reverse I couldn't because of all the traffic, so I just put my car in park.

    He got out his van and sat on a wall to finish his cigarette and then got his phone out to take a photograph of my car and text someone/play a game/whatever. I turned off my engine and took a note of his registration and the company's phone number. I wish I had just taken a photo.

    Eventually he got back in his van and manoeuvred past me, then revered back to hurl some abuse at me. I think he had been working on his parting shot and was quite proud of it.

    I was concerned about his photographing me and my car, don't know why he just gave me the creeps. When I arrived at the office and told my colleagues they said I should report it so I have. Now the police are coming out to see me. I feel a bit silly and like I am wasting police time.

    What would you have done in that situation?
    Originally posted by Lover of Lycra
    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 6th Feb 18, 4:41 PM
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    unholyangel
    try and read it again, looking at the bit in bold...
    Originally posted by Mercdriver
    Try reading my post again, specifically this part:
    So at the point the OP was saying about the consensus, even people who had read every reply would only know that the van was on OPs side of the road and not that the vans own side was unobstructed.
    Plus, read the bit in bold you quoted from the OP....
    as I was turning into the lane I had to come to a complete stop due to a van driver tearing towards me on my side of the lane
    Coupled together gives the impression that the van had already committed to overtaking parked vehicles at the time OP turned in. #50 we're finally told that there was no reason (or at least no reason that was obvious to OP) for the van to be in that lane.

    Again, I'm not disputing anything the OP has said - merely pointing out if they'd given more detail in their OP perhaps the consensus would have been different.
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    • paddycharlie
    • By paddycharlie 6th Feb 18, 5:20 PM
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    The OP has on numerous occasions either kept details back or embellished the story.


    In the OP it states the driver became quite aggressive but further down the OP states 'Police Scotland asked if the other driver was being aggressive I said that I wouldn't go as far as to say he was being aggressive.'


    So what is the point of reporting to the Police a non aggressive person over a right of way disagreement?
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 6th Feb 18, 6:21 PM
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    Aylesbury Duck
    For those asking for a streetview I shan!!!8217;t be posting a streetview of somewhere so close to my place of work on a public forum.
    Originally posted by Lover of Lycra
    Why not? Sounds like a cop-out to me.

    I work close to this place: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/102+Broad+Oak+Rd,+Canterbury+CT2/@51.2969159,1.100171,3a,75y,75.73h,81.27t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1szz32NWypxx-rnGdiG4dGsw!2e0!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x47deca5ca3fa4d7d:0 x614aaf6d4f4ce8e8!2sSturry+Rd,+Canterbury+CT1+1DT! 3m1!1s0x47deca59908c4ec7:0x757c9bab8430b388

    Care to have a guess as to where I work?
    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 6th Feb 18, 7:14 PM
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    shaun from Africa
    From home?
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 6th Feb 18, 9:02 PM
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    Aylesbury Duck
    From home?
    Originally posted by shaun from Africa
    Yes. You too can earn thousands working from home. Just call 07123 etc etc....
    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 6th Feb 18, 11:22 PM
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    shaun from Africa
    Yes. You too can earn thousands working from home. Just call 07123 etc etc....
    Originally posted by Aylesbury Duck
    The "lady" in the advert charges £120 per hour.
    If I was lucky, I'd probably get £1.20 an hour so I think that earning thousands is a bit beyond my reach.
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 7th Feb 18, 3:49 PM
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    Interesting so even though you are a professional driver you have such little faith in your own driving abilities
    Originally posted by Lover of Lycra
    Oh I have absolute faith in my driving abilities, I've done over 2,000,000 miles points and accident free and I add another 400+ miles per day to that. Its the other twonks on the road driving cars that I don't. I have been reversing onto a road out of a premises in a vehicle that is 8ft wide, 53ft long and 14ft high lit up like blackpool illuminations with a very loud reverse beeper saying "warning this vehicle is reversing" sounding and a banksman stood in the middle of the road in hi-viz to stop traffic and still had people driving round the back of me to the point they've gone up the verge and onto the pavement. I've been reversing into a business and had drivers so impatient to get past me they've actually driven into the gateway of the business to get around me.

    My vehicle is solid, I cannot see through it, even if there was a rear window in the cab I can't see through the load. If a car drives close enough to the rear of my vehicle I cannot see them. I don't trust you car drivers enough not to do that even though I have hazard warning lights on, reverse lights on and that loud reversing beeper saying I'm reversing because I've had plenty of examples of you not doing.
    Last edited by Tarambor; 07-02-2018 at 3:54 PM.
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