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Idiot drivers, this time Mayow Road
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Snazy


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Post: #1
25-04-2015 07:00 PM

Just had the pleasure of this dangerous idiot on Mayow Road, deciding that he wanted to overtake, on the wrong side, by the vets!

Would love the guy to be spoken to about this, pointless and dangerous move.
Would also love him to know what I think of him, but hey ! Thumbdown

Dangerous driving dash cam footage

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rshdunlop


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Post: #2
25-04-2015 07:39 PM

There is an issue on that part of the road as to when you should filter into two lanes. If there is nothing coming the other way and you are going for the right-hand lane, at what point do you move out? Clearly not THAT early, he's gone well before the road straightens out.

You always have to be very careful as you approach the lights, where it is still a single lane, to keep an eye on your mirrors As the silver car in front discovered, if you are not right on the outside of the lane, people will come up on the outside of you like that, assuming you're going for the left-hand lane.

This post was last modified: 25-04-2015 07:41 PM by rshdunlop.

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davidl


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Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #3
26-04-2015 10:10 PM

Did I see a taxi sticker in the rear window of the Volvo?

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Londondrz


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Post: #4
27-04-2015 08:20 AM

Could be, a few of the local taxi drivers see The Highway Code as an irrelevance.

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Snazy


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27-04-2015 12:00 PM

Davidl , yes you did. I have contacted TfL about the driving and sent them the clip.

RSH, I agree its a little confusing, but as you say, this was WAY premature. Personally I tend to wait for the Earlsthorpe, Dukethorpe split to use the outer part of the road. As late as safely possible to do so without causing problems for others.

This idiot just wanted to be at the front Cursing

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Sherwood


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Post: #6
27-04-2015 02:07 PM

That's taxi drivers! Trying to make more money!

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john-f


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Joined: Apr 2008
Post: #7
27-04-2015 08:34 PM

If it's a TFL licensed taxi, then report it to TFL (assuming you have the registration).

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OakR


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Joined: Oct 2011
Post: #8
27-04-2015 09:56 PM

I'm not familiar with the road, but it looks like you can get confused on the first bit, however there is no excuse for the subsequent driving and bullying their way in.

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davidl


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Post: #9
27-04-2015 10:08 PM

The dash cam footage is very impressive. Was the camera expensive? Do you need to set it up for every journey?

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rshdunlop


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Post: #10
28-04-2015 07:25 AM

Thinking of getting a dash cam myself after a London bus ripped up the side of my vehicle while I was stationary and then spent six months refusing to admit liability, 'losing' the CCTV footage from the bus, offering to pay a quarter, half... before finally capitulating. I'm sure it's their standard procedure to reduce costs. If I'd had web cam footage I'm sure it would have been settled within weeks rather than months.

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Snazy


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Post: #11
28-04-2015 12:52 PM

Worthy investment RSH, would not be without mine now. Just ordering a base for the other car, so I can switch with ease.
Very handy to have, thankfully all mine has been used for so far is idiots, rather than accidents or incidents.

Small, discreet, and very detailed.
If you want to know what I use I will send you a link on twitter. Thumbup

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