Wow! First Ever Real Road Rage Incident

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  1. gazzatheyid

    gazzatheyid Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    So experienced my first up close road rage incident on Monday:

    White van man cuts me up badly on a 3 in to 2 lane, so I go on the inside (as clear) and give the hand gestures. He swerves his van close to me and back. Then gets out his van a 100 yards down the road (as we have to stop at a crossing) and shouts abuse and tries a two handed push to try to remove me from my bike! I managed to stay on somehow but thought better of retaliating as he had a mate in the van and would involve dismounting and leaving my bike in the middle of the road. Plus was not far from work and not the best warm up for the day at 7AM.

    Thinking of getting a go pro or something as had nothing on him or the van.
     
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  2. Red Thunder

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    Drift Ghost XL Action Camera https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07ST83GKZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_gCW3Db49RKCYD

    Ignore the single one star review
    Drift are blimmin good cameras
    I have had one for over 6 years and saved my ass from the insurance companies on two separate occasions
    Worth their weight in gold

    Search in YouTube for Red Thunder Triumph and you will find my channel of odd clips in the results
     
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  3. Red Thunder

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    Insurers wanted to immediately go for 50/50 responsibility. After they had seen the video I successfully argued 100 other parties fault and won...pluse personal damage, injured and loss of earnings.... paid for new helmet, trousers and jacket.

    Always have a camera if you can
     
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  4. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    If it happens again. Keep your lid on, invite the guy in closer for another go at pushing you off your bike.
    Then nut him.
    I don't care how much of a bad ass he might think he is? A head enclosed in a bowling ball style outer shell with your body weight behind it.
    Will put him on his arse. His mate in the van can then load him into the back it.
    As a gesture if goodwill, you could even offer to help him?

    Other options/outcomes are available. But none are anywhere near as satisfying. When used on a bully such as you met on Monday :blush:
     
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  5. Duckadiledundee

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    I normally use a go pro and have found that most other road users will act differently when they see the camera and it does help as a deterrent against such attacks...
     
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  6. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi RT,

    I reckon your "filtering" speed was asking for trouble mate? (unless the camera angle gives a false impression of speed?)
    I'd say you were very lucky to get a 100% pay out.
     
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  7. gazzatheyid

    gazzatheyid Well-Known Member

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    #7 gazzatheyid, Nov 28, 2019
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    I was wondering that. I tend to do around 15mph above stationary due to t*wats such as the one you encountered. Gives you a little bit of reaction time anyway.

    Glad you won mate.
     
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  8. gazzatheyid

    gazzatheyid Well-Known Member

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    Haha love it.

    What a coward though. You're obviously vulnerable in that position. I was riding the new Blackbird commuter I bought and she's a very baby. Getting that off my leg wouldn't have been nice.
     
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  9. Gladtobebackontwowheels

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    Aye, as I understand it, 15mph is the accepted filtering speed. Looked a bit faster than that tbh.
     
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  10. Callumity

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    You have to expect lane changers. Filtering at speed isn’t ‘filtering’ - it’s an active search for the one waiting to get you! I would rather avert the accident than moan about being ‘in the right’ from my hospital bed........
     
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  11. gazzatheyid

    gazzatheyid Well-Known Member

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    Mirror signal manoeuvre isn't that hard though.
     
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  12. Callumity

    Callumity Elite Member

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    You have overly high expectations of your average motorist who is more concerned with his distractions than his driving.
     
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  13. gazzatheyid

    gazzatheyid Well-Known Member

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    Mirror signal manoeuvre isn't that hard though.
    Agreed. I commute on the motorway on a daily basis and the ones draping across the next lane are inevitably messing with their mobile phone.
     
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  14. Bad Billy

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    I used a slightly different version of that saying when teaching my son to ride a motorcycle, but it does stand true mate, being right is no comfort when your in the ambulance!
     
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  15. Ron Ashurst

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    At about 40 Seconds he says due to the wide angle lens it gives the illusion of increased speed.
    It looks like a good camera.:)
     
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  16. John Scotcher

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    Filtering at that speed doesn't give any other road users the time to react to your rapid filtering. If you were travelling to work, I suggest you get up 10 minutes earlier and save your life.
     
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  17. gazzatheyid

    gazzatheyid Well-Known Member

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    Not guilty, not my video! Interested to see what speed @Red Thunder was actually doing as appears faster on camera.

    As above I generally go around 15mph tops above stationary and 10 above in moving traffic (if that) depending on the variable speed limit.
     
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  18. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Yeah, I saw that Ron.
    IMHO, it still looks too fast for filtering. The lens isn't a fish-eye it's just slightly wide angle.

    RT seems happy with the result from the insurance company. Personally, I'd rather not have had the accident.
     
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  19. gazzatheyid

    gazzatheyid Well-Known Member

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    Being spread across the motorway isn't anyones idea of fun!

    Great demonstration of how the camera can influence insurance companies as I bet 50/50 would have been agreed without witnesses
     
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  20. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    That's the bit that's confusing me gazza?
    I'm amazed the insurance company didn't say RT's filtering speed was excessive.
    I don't reckon I'd have dared to submit that footage to them. For fear of it coming back to bite me in the arse o_O
     
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