Rain, Hail and a VW driver

I thought the rain and hail was bad....


And then the nice lady in the VW came so close I could tap on the window to get her to move out.... she did not.

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Thanks for for reminding me why I moved to California. We have bad drivers but at least the weather is good (all bar Jan/Feb) so you can see who's going to run you over.

Posted by Rich Sharples on July 03, 2007 at 04:26 PM BST #

Your personal safety notwithstanding, the nice lady in the VW probably also crossed the dual white line she was trying to avoid crossing (or maybe it was the on-coming traffic she was trying to avoid hitting ... rather than you?).

I couldn't quite read the number plate ... do the police accept video evidence?

-- Peter

Posted by guest on July 04, 2007 at 02:38 AM BST #

The number plate is clearly visible in the full video. W415 RRE I somehow doubt the Police will be interested. After all I'm only a cyclist, but we will see....

Posted by Chris Gerhard on July 04, 2007 at 03:34 AM BST #

And the answer from Surre Police is that there is nothing they can do as there is no independent witness.

So motorists are free to do what they want to endanger other road users.

Posted by Chris Gerhard on July 04, 2007 at 02:09 PM BST #

Our local fuzz will sometimes track someone down and warn them, even if they can't prosecute.

Posted by Phil Harman on July 08, 2007 at 06:24 AM BST #

Isn't video evidence good enough ? isn't this what they tell us all the CCTV cameras are for ?

Posted by simon bullen on July 18, 2007 at 07:29 AM BST #

There is much doubt about the admissibility of video evidence. However I did get a phone call from a real Police Officer last week, as opposed to the operator who spoke to me on the day. The officer is going to have a word with the owner of the vehicle.

Posted by Chris Gerhard on July 18, 2007 at 08:04 AM BST #

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