fastpedaller wrote:mikeymo wrote:fastpedaller wrote:
I think the Police wouldn't be interested at all (even if he'd knocked me down) - but I'm sure they'd be interested if I did it to them So I'll pass on that opportunity
You could report it anyway. If you report it somebody at least has to make a record. And consider if it's worth considering. If they get enough then the police might take action, either in the form of a prosecution or driver "re-education". In my city of Leeds, West Yorkshire Police just had a close pass campaign. Officer on bike, calling close passes in to officers further up the road, pulling drivers up, offering a course instead of prosecution etc.
No point in reporting because I didn't get the vehicle number (they'd probably want a description of the driver as well ), additionally I'm of the belief (rightly or wrongly) that cyclists' complaints to Police just add up to US (the cyclists) being labelled as 'the common factor' and therefore the cause (in the eyes of the authorities).
Do you have any evidence to support this "belief"?