reohn2 wrote:Psamathe wrote:reohn2 wrote:Just one point,if I have to stop and take note of every professional driver that shows me courtesy and then phone their company to commend all those drivers I'd, a)never get anywhere when I went for a ride,and b)I'd never be off the phone!
Maybe just the exceptional ones e.g. the one that prompted you to start this thread. I just remember the company name and do an internet search when I get home and e-mail.
I assume that notable driving does not happen many times each ride (as I've not seen many threads like this). Even if you miss 3 good ones and just do one occasionally it would help, word would get round, managers at the company will be pleased (people love getting praise) and driver will "like" cyclists and other drivers will probably think a bit more ...
I take the point of praising people reaps rewards but it would need something really exceptional for me to want stop note the reg and then make contact with the company,to say thanks.
I maybe a lesser person for this,but I like to get on with my life,and think a thumbs up to the driver at the time is all that's needed.
I don't bother with the reg no (I have remembered part of one once). I just say vehicle driving through <location> around <time>. Transport managers tend to know (or can easily find out) who was where when. Or if they are uncertain they will probably offer praise to "whoever was <location> <time>" and let the real driver come forward. The only organisation I've come across who have ignored such a comment was the County Council Highways Dept.