Cyclist posts video of London road rage assault online

Cyclist posts video of London road rage assault online

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nickythesaint

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152 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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I'm expecting to someone to say this has already been posted but I did search and couldn't find.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh46FM3hdwE

Apparently the evening standard posted the number plate of the car. And the Police say the owner was not present during the incident but hasn't given up the driver yet.


Fossilface

3,286 posts

184 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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What provoked the attack?

TheEnd

15,370 posts

174 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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I'm sure it has been on before.
Most people were wondering what sparked it in the minutes before the punch.

I have a feeling a kick at the car would be likely.

skinley

1,681 posts

146 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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Poor innocent cyclist, obviously he did nothing to incite this thuggish behavior.

_rubinho_

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169 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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skinley said:
Poor innocent cyclist, obviously he did nothing to incite this thuggish behavior.
Oh? And what would warrant a response like that?

nickythesaint

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152 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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On the beeb he (49 yo Simon Page) said he friend tapped the car with his hand because they were driving too close and pushing him into the pavement/curb.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-141278...

Garlick

40,601 posts

226 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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skinley said:
Poor innocent cyclist, obviously he did nothing to incite this thuggish behavior.
Oh dear......

skinley

1,681 posts

146 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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_rubinho_ said:
Oh? And what would warrant a response like that?
I've no idea, unfortunatly the cyclists contribution was not captured on video. (convenient?)

I'm pretty sure the motorist didn't lose his temper to the point of stopping the car, getting out and ttting the cyclist over nothing.

What is your view?

EDIT. I'm not suggesting that the cyclist deserved such an extreme reaction but I'm quite sure this was not a random attack.

Edited by skinley on Tuesday 12th July 22:31

skinley

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Tuesday 12th July 2011
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freecar

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eldar

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va1o

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193 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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What a , why do people feel the need to behave like that

kiteless

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190 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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See, this is why - when seconded to a site in SE London between February and April of this year - I drove down there like a fking saint.

Everyone - car, bus, taxi, pedestrian, cyclist, biker - just seemed hell bent on attacking me from every side; almost as if they were testing my reaction times. As such, I quickly assumed that every single road user was a psychopath and drove akin to an IAM instructor.


R12HCO

826 posts

145 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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Watching both videos, I think its a typical 'im a cyclist you cant come anywhere near me in your car on the road' and he has lashed out at the car. Then, st him self when he saw a load of meat-heads that got out.

I also find it very very very hard to understand how he gave a detailed report of how close the car was, and how he heard them being abusive yet the cyclist didn't recall or hear anything being said to by himself or his friends. I don't think that is how an argument works.

skinley

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146 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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freecar said:
Logic fail as second cars aren't exempt, so the treasury want a tax take for every road vehicle not road user.
That's cool with me, I've only got one car. Oh and a bicycle too, but that's tax exempt.biggrin

va1o

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193 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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Even if bikes where taxed, as the CO2 emissions are 0g/ km it would be free anyway wink

skinley

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Tuesday 12th July 2011
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freecar said:
Umm......

freecar

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Tuesday 12th July 2011
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va1o said:
Even if bikes where taxed, as the CO2 emissions are 0g/ km it would be free anyway wink
Not planning on breathing then?

For the record I'm not pro or anti cycling, I just like to stir the pot!

Tsippy

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155 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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va1o said:
Even if bikes where taxed, as the CO2 emissions are 0g/ km it would be free anyway wink
Surely the engine (cyclist) needs to breathe? wink

nickythesaint

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152 months

Tuesday 12th July 2011
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R12HCO said:
Watching both videos, I think its a typical 'im a cyclist you cant come anywhere near me in your car on the road' and he has lashed out at the car. Then, st him self when he saw a load of meat-heads that got out.

I also find it very very very hard to understand how he gave a detailed report of how close the car was, and how he heard them being abusive yet the cyclist didn't recall or hear anything being said to by himself or his friends. I don't think that is how an argument works.
Quite possible. Although speculation.

However, even if that was the case. Given how the meat heats behaved, you could also speculate they were driving dangerously in the first place to cause the cyclists to react.