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Old 15-07-18, 10:53 PM   #1
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My turn for the soapbox, going up to a friends today in Glen Devon, a journey of 9 miles I had to negotiate the Dollar bends, this is a set of sum 16 bends that may have been my driving training ground in my youth, all my cars have been to limit on these bends and as a local know them like the back of my hand, leaving Tillicoultry's 30MPH limit I found myself behind a Skoda Yeti and with the road being wet for the first time in a long time there was white foam in most of the puddles, this is a sure sign of oil on the road and the Golf was not so sure footed as it normally is, well I put this down to the foam/oil on the road and settled down behind the skoda at 37-40 MPH leaving a good 50 meters between him and myself, during my passage of the dollar bends I noticed a black corsa in the over head mirror that was starting to get very impatient behind me, he had a couple of looks at overtaking but what was the point he was only going to get as far as the Skoda, that didn't stop him, I heard the gear drop down into second gear as he went for it and pulled out foot on the floor, he clipped my right rear bumper on the way out as passed me, I was right on the lights and horn and give him is due he did indicate and stop 100m down the road, he jumps out and asks if he's tagged me in his overtaking maneuver, the reply he got was not what he was expecting, or maybe it was, "what the f**k was that all about, you over took me on wet oily roads crossing double white lines to sit behind a Skoda to drive through Dollar" by that time we are at the back of the car looking at the bumper rash he has left on my car, " it doesn't look that bad that will rub out " is his reply, "stuff that" I replied, I need you insurance details, his reply was "no", by this time I had the phone out taking photos of him and his car and Reg. I said " look mate I will phone the cops " his reply was " what are they going to do ", well leaving the scene of an accident without leaving your insurance details is classified as a hit and run and crossing double white lines to pass another car is going to cost you, well off he went, now in the hands of the cops, photo of gent below, you may notice the dash cam in his car below the over head mirror looking out for dicks on the road, but it may be facing the wrong way, updates as and when.

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Old 16-07-18, 04:28 AM   #2
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Good luck Colin, I had similar incident recently but no contact thankfully.

Other than bumper rash hope all is well with you.


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Old 16-07-18, 05:48 AM   #3
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Just what you don't need - Corsa drivers -lowest form of driving life!
Was on that road again last month for work, I always treat it with a bit of caution.
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Old 16-07-18, 08:43 AM   #4
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Useful things these camera phones! I know that road well, glad it wasn't one of your other cars!
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Coffin fodder!
Best of luck, Colin.
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you may notice the dash cam in his car below the over head mirror looking out for dicks on the road, but it may be facing the wrong way.



Yep it is !

Hope you get satisfaction Colin
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Hi all, thanks for your support and comments, the police were on the phone today, there will be no action taken against him because it is his word against mine, but they are going down to have a chat with him, oh well another fucker getting off with being a dick on the roads.
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Hi all, thanks for your support and comments, the police were on the phone today, there will be no action taken against him because it is his word against mine, but they are going down to have a chat with him, oh well another fucker getting off with being a dick on the roads.
Presumably his dash cam all of sudden magically cant be used as evidence? Maybe the police cant demand to see it
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Presumably his dash cam all of sudden magically cant be used as evidence? Maybe the police cant demand to see it
That would be a prime example of shooting yourself in the foot but I think the flash drive in the dash cam would have been deleted before he left the car to talk to me about the accident.
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Old 17-07-18, 06:18 PM   #10
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It’s 1 v 1 so, in Scotland, it was never going to be any other way.
At least they’ll confirm insurance etc
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