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Jon999

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377 posts

34 months

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Recorded this a while ago only just got round to posting it up.

It has been on another forum and general consensus is that whilst I was a little eager to overtake the audi driver was being a cock. As I get alongside you can see him start accelerating to the point he's flat out trying to block me. 2.2 diesel mondeo didn't really stand a chance against 4.2 tdi q7. Maybe I should have lifted off earlier but it all happens so fast. You can see the car pitch down first when I lift off and second when I brake slightly as I was running out of visibility.

I also have the part where we pulled over and had a little discussion about his antics and he insisted that he was "trying to save my life" by preventing me overtaking. Crazy.

View for yourselves anyway smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR5aummuFjw

pfoe

28 posts

32 months

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I'm not sure if you're after validation or what but I do agree that's the work of an idiot, absolutely no need.
As for the slightly preemptive overtake id be surprised if there's anyone here that hasn't done something similar.
I would have had a very stern word I think

R0G

4,061 posts

41 months

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Watched video

Good views just prior to overtake - I would have gone for it as well

Audi a total prat

Good distance keeping by you afterwards - many might have seen the red mist

DocJock

3,098 posts

126 months

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Obviously doesn't use his mirrors and you woke him up as you pulled alongside.

Classic small willy syndrome.

Nigel_O

397 posts

105 months

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Yes - I would have gone for the overtake too - good line of sight and you would have cleared the Audi in plenty of time.

The last car that did that to me was an RS6, but he hadn't anticipated that my little 2-litre Fiat might be a bit modded, so despite trying to block my overtake, he still ended up looking at my tail end for the next ten miles. I think I may have been deliberately slower for many of them too.....

However, as mentioned above - well done for not getting the red mist and trying to get him back
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Efbe

6,259 posts

52 months

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what a complete nob that audi driver is.

stevensdrs

551 posts

86 months

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You went for the overtake a little prematurely but the Audi driver should have let you complete the manouevre. His driving was aggressive and dangerous.
Total WcensoredR .

Nigel_O

397 posts

105 months

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I'm not even sure the overtake was premature - sure, it was early and he crossed the hatched area as he exited, but seeing as it was bordered by broken lines, it wasn't an illegal move.

Personally, I'd say that the OP read the road layout and conditions nice and early and executed the manoeuvre at the earliest opportunity, in order to complete the overtake as quickly as possible.

The only thing the OP didn't do was anticipate that the Q7 driver would be a to$$er, but even when this proved to be the case, the OP did the right thing by backing out of it.

Personally, I would find a way of letting Plod see that video. I don't mind a bit of friendly sport on the road, but that was an act of dangerous aggression with only one intent - to prevent you from getting past his fugly tank.

andy_s

9,855 posts

145 months

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Looked on to me, stupid reaction by the Audi, dealt with nicely by the OP.

ArtVandelay

6,505 posts

70 months

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As you've said OP, slightly early but you do have a clear view of the road ahead and are well within your rights to go for the overtake.

The reaction by the Audi driver is immature and dangerous. He's blocking your legal overtake by acting like a prick and giving it the beans. As another poster has said, well done for staying back, I'm not sure I'd have kept my cool quite as well as that, but I guess having a camera to record such idiots helps to a degree.

Poor choice of music though wink

Dave Hedgehog

7,278 posts

90 months

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i would have smacked the

wouldn't have happened to me in the first place wink

The Spruce goose

6,320 posts

81 months

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Probably safer than you overtaking then the Audi driver up your arse for the rest of the journey..


Composite Guru

528 posts

89 months

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Audi driver = C*NT!!

NiceCupOfTea

22,983 posts

137 months

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Whilst he's undoubtedly a tool for hanging you out to dry, is there an chance that he was simply accelerating up to the limit and failed to notice you? There was a thread on here recently about this, coming out of an NSL and being overtaken, and so having to abort any plans of accelerating...

otolith

26,098 posts

90 months

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Can you make his registration out on the original footage?

Deva Link

26,934 posts

131 months

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Nigel_O said:
The only thing the OP didn't do was anticipate that the Q7 driver would be a to$$er,
I know we're not supposed to generalise, and I quite fancy having an SUV of some sort for my next car, but without exception there seems to be something wrong with Q7 drivers.

Jakg

1,272 posts

54 months

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NiceCupOfTea said:
Whilst he's undoubtedly a tool for hanging you out to dry, is there an chance that he was simply accelerating up to the limit and failed to notice you? There was a thread on here recently about this, coming out of an NSL and being overtaken, and so having to abort any plans of accelerating...
He SUDDENLY started to speed up a lot, rather than gradually winding it up.

Also, note how as he comes past his wheels are actually over the centre line, which they weren't at the start of the manoeuvre...

Just a tosser, unfortunately...

(I wouldn't say it was too early, either).

Deva Link

26,934 posts

131 months

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Jakg said:
He SUDDENLY started to speed up a lot, rather than gradually winding it up.

Also, note how as he comes past his wheels are actually over the centre line, which they weren't at the start of the manoeuvre...

Just a tosser, unfortunately...
It's a dis-respect thing. In another setting he'd have pulled out a knife and stabbed the OP.

Zeeky

2,519 posts

98 months

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I don't think I would have attempted the overtake just before the NSL sign. You do not know whether or not the driver intends to accelerate firmly as he passes the speed limit change. Obviously the driver shouldn't speed up once you are alongside but that possibility is factored into your decision to overtake. The possibility, is just too great when driving into an NSL.

KingNothing

1,289 posts

39 months

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Audi driver was a , but it still looks like a stupid place to start an overtake IMO.
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