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by jatindersangha
1 Oct 2020, 4:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Van driver abuse
Replies: 46
Views: 1624

Re: Van driver abuse

He found me several junctions later. He had circled round the village and he was driving towards me, so was facing the same way as when the incident occurred and therefore was primed for a scrap, not on his way elsewhere. If the reporting process permits it - you should say that your were "tar...
by jatindersangha
13 Aug 2020, 4:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road position discussion from 'Witness or victim' thread
Replies: 123
Views: 1629

Re: Road position discussion from 'Witness or victim' thread

Just to be clear, my "cycling mate" is just an acquaintance that lives nearby - he works for the London Met not Surrey Police. I don't think he has any desire to report bad driving and has no desire to help other cyclists with their reports etc, even if he's witnessed them! I repeat, he's ...
by jatindersangha
12 Aug 2020, 4:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road position discussion from 'Witness or victim' thread
Replies: 123
Views: 1629

Re: Road position discussion from 'Witness or victim' thread

Yes, Surrey police do have probably the same service as the Met now. You can fill the forms in online, upload files and/or add links to youtube etc. The process is relatively quick - maybe takes 1-2 hours - generating a slow-motion video and/or trimming videos is time consuming. I've reported 2 inci...
by jatindersangha
11 Aug 2020, 10:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road position discussion from 'Witness or victim' thread
Replies: 123
Views: 1629

Re: Road position discussion from 'Witness or victim' thread

Hi all, Thinking about positioning etc and on the roads I normally ride on - I believe my normal riding position is probably 30cm away from the edge of drains. I do try to avoid riding over large metal covers etc - and so this could be the "wandering" that was mentioned. I always do a shou...
by jatindersangha
7 Aug 2020, 4:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Witness or victim?
Replies: 59
Views: 2688

Re: Witness or victim?

Cowsham wrote::lol: just one question -- do you drive a car?


Yes, and strangely, regardless of how slowly I drive or my positioning, I'm not subjected to the same level of abuse from motorists as when I'm cycling.

Whilst driving, I've even been known to be courteous and considerate to cyclists ;-)

--Jatinder
by jatindersangha
7 Aug 2020, 4:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road position discussion from 'Witness or victim' thread
Replies: 123
Views: 1629

Re: Witness or victim?

Cowsham wrote::lol: just one question -- do you drive a car?


Yes, and strangely, regardless of how slowly I drive or my positioning, I'm not subjected to the same level of abuse from motorists as when I'm cycling.

Whilst driving, I've even been known to be courteous and considerate to cyclists ;-)

--Jatinder
by jatindersangha
7 Aug 2020, 2:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Witness or victim?
Replies: 59
Views: 2688

Re: Witness or victim?

Cowsham wrote:Anybody got a link to the motorcyclist tapping him on the head ?


Original thread here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=117261

--Jatinder
by jatindersangha
7 Aug 2020, 2:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road position discussion from 'Witness or victim' thread
Replies: 123
Views: 1629

Re: Witness or victim?

Cowsham wrote:Anybody got a link to the motorcyclist tapping him on the head ?


Original thread here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=117261

--Jatinder
by jatindersangha
7 Aug 2020, 2:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Witness or victim?
Replies: 59
Views: 2688

Re: Witness or victim?

Just watched the " normal speed version " or as I'd like to call it " how not to cycle in traffic " https://youtu.be/4BQkXBiQBNs One piece of advice mate --- don't ever take up motorcycling ! In all seriousness, I have been thinking of doing an intensive motorcycle course ;-) --...
by jatindersangha
7 Aug 2020, 2:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road position discussion from 'Witness or victim' thread
Replies: 123
Views: 1629

Re: Witness or victim?

Just watched the " normal speed version " or as I'd like to call it " how not to cycle in traffic " https://youtu.be/4BQkXBiQBNs One piece of advice mate --- don't ever take up motorcycling ! In all seriousness, I have been thinking of doing an intensive motorcycle course ;-) --...
by jatindersangha
7 Aug 2020, 2:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road position discussion from 'Witness or victim' thread
Replies: 123
Views: 1629

Re: Witness or victim?

... - probably the greatest control the OP had over the Warburtons lorry was where it would overtake him, and slowing down would have resulted in the overtake well before the danger zone of the hill. Yes, I think that would have been the safest option and it is something I've done at that spot on a...
by jatindersangha
7 Aug 2020, 9:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Witness or victim?
Replies: 59
Views: 2688

Re: Witness or victim?

Hi all, Within this thread, these words were used to describe the driving of the Golf - "The car approaches slowly and cautiously giving room". "wasn't really a close pass". I disagree with both of those. The driver may have initially wanted to overtake safely but let his desire ...
by jatindersangha
7 Aug 2020, 9:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road position discussion from 'Witness or victim' thread
Replies: 123
Views: 1629

Re: Witness or victim?

Hi all, Within this thread, these words were used to describe the driving of the Golf - "The car approaches slowly and cautiously giving room". "wasn't really a close pass". I disagree with both of those. The driver may have initially wanted to overtake safely but let his desire ...
by jatindersangha
6 Aug 2020, 12:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Witness or victim?
Replies: 59
Views: 2688

Re: Witness or victim?

Hi all,

I'm all up for healthy debate.

I sense that perhaps I should have made it clear that the video posted was in slow motion, it's 25% of the real speed.

In the office atm so I'll post the full speed video tonight.

Thanks,
--Jatinder
by jatindersangha
6 Aug 2020, 12:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road position discussion from 'Witness or victim' thread
Replies: 123
Views: 1629

Re: Witness or victim?

Hi all,

I'm all up for healthy debate.

I sense that perhaps I should have made it clear that the video posted was in slow motion, it's 25% of the real speed.

In the office atm so I'll post the full speed video tonight.

Thanks,
--Jatinder