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"Here in my car", said 80s pop hero Gary Numan, "I feel safest of all". He obviously never shared the same stretch of road as me, then. Automotive tales of mirth and woe, please.

(, Thu 22 Apr 2010, 12:34)
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Vengance was mine!
Well, sort of.

I was in stop/start traffic on the A40, heading for Shepherd's Bush. Stop. Start. Stop. Start. Stop *tap*. Oops, guy behind me's just tapped my back bumper. It was a proper car park tap, no damage, but I wanted a word, just so we both knew, no harm done. So I pulled forward a couple of feet and applied the handbrake. *Thud*.

FFS, he's gone and hit me harder. So I get out to remonstrate. He refused to give up his details, on the grounds that he's driving a company car. I tried and tried, but he was having none of it. So I gave up, returned to my ride, and headed out. As we pulled away, he moved from the middle lane into the outside lane, and gave me a Hard Stare as he passed me. He was still staring as he went into the back of a pickup truck in the outside lane. Luckily, I had the presence of mind to swing in front of the pickup truck and park up.

The driver of the pickup asked me, not unreasonably, what I thought I was playing at (and whether my parents had ever married). I ushered him to the back of his truck, to see crash guy in a seriously wrecked car. I invited him to check the remains of his exhaust, lying on the tarmac. I offered my details if a witness were to be needed, and left them to it. As I made my exit, I noticed pickup truck driver banging on the window of the car.

Never heard anything, but I like to think of it as a karma accident waiting to happen.
(, Sat 24 Apr 2010, 20:56, 2 replies)
Should have took his reg
Then reported to the plod for not giving details. It'd serve the cunt right.
(, Sat 24 Apr 2010, 21:52, closed)
I did get his reg, description &c, and called into the office with them. They called Plod, who basically said that without any damage, they weren't going to do a lot, apparently. Anyhow, since he'd have got no end of hassle from the second crash, I was happy to leave it.
(, Sun 25 Apr 2010, 9:23, closed)

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