911 Turbo Cab Reg W4YKS

911 Turbo Cab Reg W4YKS

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Koln-RS

2,718 posts

150 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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If you see or suspect someone of trying to break into a property or vehicle, should you report it to the Police - Yes or No?

If you see or suspect someone of preparing or about to commit a terrorist offence, should you report it to the Police - Yes or No?

If you see or suspect someone of committing a crime against a child, should you report it to the Police - Yes or No?

If you see or suspect someone of driving recklessly or endangering life, should you report it to the Police - Yes or No?


Surely these are decisions we each have to make. It's posting it here that is questionable.

David-rjean

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20 posts

28 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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Oso said:
David-rjean said:
It's kinda ironic that most on here have responded with negative opinions wrt to me reporting this guy - why do you think that is ?
Maybe the better question is why do YOU think that is?

Why did you originally post this? Not content with reporting the guy to the police, you post on here. Why? You want to publicly shame him as well? You want a medal from the forum? Maybe you should go and have a cold bath and reflect on what folks have replied, instead of continuing to project this self-righteous smugness.
well i guess if someone is deliberately endangering the life of me and my family and other road users then yes i want him nailed.

Oso

224 posts

89 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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David-rjean said:
Oso said:
David-rjean said:
It's kinda ironic that most on here have responded with negative opinions wrt to me reporting this guy - why do you think that is ?
Maybe the better question is why do YOU think that is?

Why did you originally post this? Not content with reporting the guy to the police, you post on here. Why? You want to publicly shame him as well? You want a medal from the forum? Maybe you should go and have a cold bath and reflect on what folks have replied, instead of continuing to project this self-righteous smugness.
well i guess if someone is deliberately endangering the life of me and my family and other road users then yes i want him nailed.
So you "want him nailed" but you don't want to reflect on how this incident has impacted your behaviour or on what your peers on this forum think of it?

Not cool man frown

David-rjean

Original Poster:

20 posts

28 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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Oso said:
So you "want him nailed" but you don't want to reflect on how this incident has impacted your behaviour or on what your peers on this forum think of it?

Not cool man frown
LOL , not in the least - I havent posted here in a long time , and to be honest some of the comments just reminded me of why i stopped posting on here a long time ago - cynical , sarcastic is how i remember alot of it ..things havent changed much wink

and yes I came on here in the hope that someone knows this guy and even better if he gets outed and shamed - and as I mentioned, what anybody thinks of me is none of my business.

911wise

1,790 posts

147 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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I think you posted on here in hope that the driver was a forum member. You would have then had the joy of informing him of your actions, and the impending knock on the door from the bib.
One other thought. It has been alluded to that the driver in question had no mot or insurance. Hope he's not a real criminal who holds a grudge.
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Jefferson Steelflex

628 posts

37 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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As Koln-RS says, it's the way you've gleefully told everyone about it that is the problem. Personally, I don't have an opinion on reporting something you think is so dangerous that it warrants informing the police, but the proof is in the pudding so once the police have decided to prosecute, then you could make a bigger deal of it.

I still wouldn't be saying "look what i've done!", but more "look at this idiot" and no one would have said anything negative. Make sense? It just sounds a bit OTT without seeing the video to really empathise with you.

Remember also you've posted on a Porsche forum, so there's a bit of camaraderie at play as well, irrespective of how bad the driving is.


David-rjean

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20 posts

28 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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911wise said:
I think you posted on here in hope that the driver was a forum member. You would have then had the joy of informing him of your actions, and the impending knock on the door from the bib.
One other thought. It has been alluded to that the driver in question had no mot or insurance. Hope he's not a real criminal who holds a grudge.
Absolutely spot on

By the way i never claimed that his vehicle was uninsured , it was some other poster who noticed that the vehicle's MOT had lapsed, which is really not a big deal.

And a real criminal driving a Porsche ? ....naa, real criminals drive BMW's wink

AlrightYouns

2,751 posts

30 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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David-rjean said:
It's kinda ironic that most on here have responded with negative opinions wrt to me reporting this guy - why do you think that is ?

As a Porsche owner since the late 80's - a '88 3.2 Carrera , '51 996TT and currently 997TT , I was really embarrassed to witness another Porsche owner's appalling driving. W4YKS is in a small minority but he is a major reason why other sensible Porsche owners/ drivers get a bad image.

Every single Porsche driver has probably experienced not been let out at a junction but yet it's never a problem when you are driviing something else....or the yob in a Corsa who sits inches off your tail pipe - familiar to any of you ?

Regardless of the fact that W4YKS was driving a Porsche , I wonder what the opinions of some on here might have been if the guy had caused a serious accident and there had been people killed ? For those of you on here long enough , then go search what happened to the owner/driver of a 928 a few years ago.

IMO he deserves to be put off the road - we are all entitlled to our opinions , but what anyone else thinks of why I reported the guy is really none of my business. - that my last word , honest wink
If it's none of our business, why post about it on public forum? hehe


OP, I hope they find out it was you.

David-rjean

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20 posts

28 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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AlrightYouns said:
If it's none of our business, why post about it on public forum? hehe


OP, I hope they find out it was you.
Hopefully ....and whoever he is loses sleep as he reflects on his actions as his court case approaches.

Edited by David-rjean on Monday 25th September 13:03

RoamingBull

35 posts

30 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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Poor form indeed. Why are these posts allowed as I seem to remember another one of these posts a while back about a GT3 naming and shaming with Reg no.s Etc.
And the gleeful OP to boot.
If I put a quid on every crap driver that I come across I'd be driving a 918.

Agis

10 posts

178 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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It's not the reporting of this incident to the police that I find repugnant its the smug self-righteousness of the original post and the OP's subsequent comments.....I don't understand the point and what is to be gained from it.........

It also reminds me not to buy a distinctive private plate either now or in the future. Everyone of us had made mistakes with their driving at some point and we would be lying if we said we haven't.

MrBarry123

4,968 posts

59 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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I'm refusing to pass judgement until I see the video however...

It's either going to be a slightly impatient driver undertaking a bunch of lane hogging, self-righteous buggers or the Porsche driver was being very naughty or it's a combination of the two.

I would guess though that we'll never see the video footage as it'll show the OP being a little silly himself.

Turbo cab

1,182 posts

170 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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MrBarry123 said:
I'm refusing to pass judgement until I see the video however...

It's either going to be a slightly impatient driver undertaking a bunch of lane hogging, self-righteous buggers or the Porsche driver was being very naughty or it's a combination of the two.

I would guess though that we'll never see the video footage as it'll show the OP being a little silly himself.
He hasn't answered the question yet as to if he's always a good boy or not- just further tried to justify his actions.

OP from what i can gather 90% of people here think your in the wrong, Like i said earlier Karma is a bh and you will get bitten for this.


David-rjean

Original Poster:

20 posts

28 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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MrBarry123 said:
I'm refusing to pass judgement until I see the video however...

It's either going to be a slightly impatient driver undertaking a bunch of lane hogging, self-righteous buggers or the Porsche driver was being very naughty or it's a combination of the two.

I would guess though that we'll never see the video footage as it'll show the OP being a little silly himself.
nope the only vehicle in the video footage who can be seen driving dangerrousy , erratically and showing off was W4YKS. I have no problem posting the video AFTER the guy gets whatever is coming to him and I suggest you reserve judgement on his driving until then.

If he pleads guilty to DD then the case will come up quickly - probably Reading CC - if he doesn't then it will take a bit longer.

AlrightYouns

2,751 posts

30 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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Agis said:
It's not the reporting of this incident to the police that I find repugnant its the smug self-righteousness of the original post and the OP's subsequent comments.....I don't understand the point and what is to be gained from it.........

It also reminds me not to buy a distinctive private plate either now or in the future. Everyone of us had made mistakes with their driving at some point and we would be lying if we said we haven't.
Excellent lurking!

OP is a dashcam warrior hero, enjoy the karma OP...

David-rjean

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20 posts

28 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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Turbo cab said:
OP from what i can gather 90% of people here think your in the wrong, Like i said earlier Karma is a bh and you will get bitten for this.
From personal experience then ? wink

lemmingjames

5,287 posts

142 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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David-rjean said:
nope the only vehicle in the video footage who can be seen driving dangerrousy , erratically and showing off was W4YKS. I have no problem posting the video AFTER the guy gets whatever is coming to him and I suggest you reserve judgement on his driving until then.

If he pleads guilty to DD then the case will come up quickly - probably Reading CC - if he doesn't then it will take a bit longer.
How do you know he will get whats coming to him? Are you expecting a thank you note from the Police or going to follow up on the impending 'court case' and pester them for information?

911wise

1,790 posts

147 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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David-rjean said:
Hopefully ....and whoever he is loses sleep as he reflects on his actions as his court case approaches.

Edited by David-rjean on Monday 25th September 13:03
I wouldn't be too confident in the police leaping into action over this. Even if they do bother and it somehow gets to court a descent lawyer will tear apart a piece of amateur non calibrated video footage.

rob.kellock

2,062 posts

130 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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David-rjean said:
If he pleads guilty to DD then the case will come up quickly - probably Reading CC - if he doesn't then it will take a bit longer.
OP, if you believe that then I am afraid you are going to be disappointed.

The police don't even know who the driver is yet, and may never find out.

If the police manage to find someone daft enough to make admissions in interview, there will still be a lengthy delay whilst the CPS determine whether or not charges should be brought and, if so, what they are going to be.

Some months down the line, a postal requisition may be posted out but if the case ever reaches the Crown Court, another lawyer is going to decide whether or not there is a realistic prospect of conviction. Your posting on here can only serve to bolster any defence case and undermine any potential identification parade procedure.

I have to say, your thirst for public vengeance is very distasteful.

MrBarry123

4,968 posts

59 months

Monday 25th September 2017
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David-rjean said:
and I suggest you reserve judgement on his driving until then.
I agree, hence why I said I was reserving judgment until I have seen the video. However thank you for suggesting that I hold a view I already hold.