Database of bad drivers?

johnmac
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Database of bad drivers?

Postby johnmac » 2 Feb 2012, 9:13pm

I'm sure I won't be the first to ask, but why don't we have a database of bad drivers?

Similar to the pothole thing, we could log the registration of drivers who try to kill us. Then when there's an accident, you search the database, find the previous incidents and inform the court.

Maybe it would be inadmissible evidence? Because you can't prove who the driver was?

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Re: Database of bad drivers?

Postby snibgo » 2 Feb 2012, 9:31pm

A database of allegedly bad drivers? The liability lawyers would have a field day!

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Re: Database of bad drivers?

Postby northstar » 2 Feb 2012, 9:35pm

Sounds like a good idea in theory but hard to prove.

If I feel someone has gone out their way to be a buttock or idiot I just report them to met roadsafe or surrey police, sadly not all forces have such schemes but should do.

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Re: Database of bad drivers?

Postby PDQ » 2 Feb 2012, 9:55pm

Some continental countries use a system where the number plates belong to the driver and not the car. One can buy a book which lists all the number and names although newer drivers will obviously not be in. I am not advocating merely observing.

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Re: Database of bad drivers?

Postby Phil_Lee » 4 Feb 2012, 1:12am

You could just type their registration number into the YouTube search.
Cyclists with video cameras are doing a sterling job of providing the data, and Google keep it all searchable and on-line for us :)

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Re: Database of bad drivers?

Postby thirdcrank » 4 Feb 2012, 9:37am

johnmac wrote:I'm sure I won't be the first to ask, but why don't we have a database of bad drivers?

Similar to the pothole thing, we could log the registration of drivers who try to kill us. Then when there's an accident, you search the database, find the previous incidents and inform the court.

Maybe it would be inadmissible evidence? Because you can't prove who the driver was?


The database of bad drivers is the totting up system at the DVLA (the sub judice rules prevent further comment :mrgreen: ) I get the impression this is about car registrations. If a motor vehicle is being used to commit certain offences (careless / inconsiderate driving, unlawfully driving off-road) and 'is causing, or is likely to cause, alarm, distress or annoyance to members of the public,' there is already a system allowing the police to warn to driver and it mat ultimately be confiscated. It seems that some police forces may make more use of this. It's always possible to make representations at local police consultation meetings.

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Re: Database of bad drivers?

Postby Regulator » 4 Feb 2012, 2:41pm

johnmac wrote:I'm sure I won't be the first to ask, but why don't we have a database of bad drivers?



We do - it's called the driving license database! :wink: :D

Perhaps it would be easier (and certainly the data load would be smaller) if we had a database of good drivers...

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Re: Database of bad drivers?

Postby Ricardo » 15 Feb 2012, 3:23pm

Phil_Lee wrote:You could just type their registration number into the YouTube search.
Cyclists with video cameras are doing a sterling job of providing the data, and Google keep it all searchable and on-line for us :)


Just doing my part ... although as posted there, presently the persons in blue are not inclined to do anything in this case because the driver is an expert.

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Re: Database of bad drivers?

Postby meic » 15 Feb 2012, 4:41pm

Looking at that video, I think that the driver failed to see you because he was looking into the sun.

That is of course no excuse for proceeding anyway.
Yma o Hyd

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Re: Database of bad drivers?

Postby Ricardo » 16 Mar 2012, 10:38am

Coming back late on this - the police talked to the driver, who told them he saw me just fine - then mentioned that he was a driving instructor with years of experience (and of course impeccable judgement). He just couldn't be bothered to shift over even halfway back into the proper carriageway. The police are going to have another talk with him, apparently. They're good at talking.

Apologies to others for bumping this.