Dangerous Smart car on A40

If you commute by bike on the A40, watch out for this twerp in a Smart car. Sits half in and half out of lanes, changes lanes erratically without indication, undertakes at huge speed differential to the traffic… basically there isn’t any stunt this driver won’t pull to get 10 yards further ahead. Totally reckless. FT 57 LMM.

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Have to say you framed that pretty well for a moving shot.

It’s cropped! Rear facing camera… Almost more important than the front facing one!

If you have footage report via
https://beta.met.police.uk/report/report-a-road-traffic-incident/

Smart car drivers are typically arseholes, at one point they where proportionally the car most likely to speed.

Playing devils advocate, there’s a lot of bikers that ride no different to that down the a40 during their commute…


Smart car drivers are typically arseholes, at one point they where proportionally the car most likely to speed.

Kevsta





Sounds about right.  The whole small man/small car syndrome coming into play


Some reason it won't let me end the quote... so..
If you have footage report via https://beta.met.police.uk/report/report-a-road-traffic-incident/ TimR

Yep it works well… … I was on the receiving end of  9 points as a result of a cyclist shopping me for riding (slowly) on the pavement  last year to jump a snarl up…(not complaining about the points  … did the crime and doing the time …just a bit frustrated that I got caught by #goodsamaritan)

wow 9 points??? thats surely a bit harsh


If you have footage report via https://beta.met.police.uk/report/report-a-road-traffic-incident/ TimR
Yep it works well... .. I was on the receiving end of  9 points as a result of a cyclist shopping me for riding (slowly) on the pavement  last year to jump a snarl up...(not complaining about the points  ... did the crime and doing the time ...just a bit frustrated that I got caught by #goodsamaritan)
kris
Shouldn't be allowed for things like that really imo - unless you've directly endangered someone then I think that ought to be inadmissible. I certainly didn't sign up to this surveillance state 

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=74&t=1661152

posted details here  …  :-(

Evening Standard Motorbike Safety

Sickened by rising motorcycle fatalities significantly in excess of those for cyclists, Cycle superhighway road schemes designed to prevent motorcycles filtering — that leave riders sandwiched between other vehicles — they are saying enough is enough.
As this points out theres so much bloat' on Londons roads now that its becoming impossible to filter safely.  I often find myself having to go on the opposite side of the road when theres a clear bus lane because I'm not allowed in it? ... 
TimR 16 hours ago If you have footage report via https://beta.met.police.uk/report/report-a-road-traffic-incident/

Thanks Tim.
Will regard yesterday as primarily antisocial behaviour. Sometimes drivers do nearly wipe me out from behind, but the camera lens is so wide angle, it looks as if they are driving leaving plenty of space!