Merc driver needs his license taking away

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Merc driver needs his license taking away

Post by greenmachine » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:23 pm

Posted on another forum, check out this utter dogs cock in the white Mercedes.....share and shame the idiot before he kills somebody.

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Re: Merc driver needs his license taking away

Post by IainD » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:30 pm

Ok, but why not just let the idiot get in front and forget about it?
These numpties get the Adrenalin up and that's when it gets dangerous, turn first left and go another route rather than racing him.

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Post by BlueUK » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:54 am

greenmachine wrote:Posted on another forum, check out this utter dogs cock in the white Mercedes.....share and shame the idiot before he kills somebody.

Maybe it's just me, I watched that vid and couldn't see the issue, it happens most days and if you don't wish to ride faster than the drivers whose cars are quite quick these days, perhaps allow them room in order for them to continue as they wish.
I'm not saying that your partner was wrong but sometimes these things happen and it's time to be in the left lane unless you wish to up the game and take the risks.

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Re: Merc driver needs his license taking away

Post by SteveW » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:19 am

I'm a compulsive filterer. If there's a gap I'm through, straight to the front of the lights.
I find that the overwhelming number of car drivers accept it, provided you're up and away when the lights change, rather than dawdling along and delaying them.
Every now and again I'll encounter a driver that takes exception to my nifty riding style :laugh:
To win the game (and it is a game) you've got to play to your strengths.......
Filter to the front, up and away as the lights change.
Get clear and then ensure you stay at the speed limit. Mr Angry then catches up with you, he then pulls a stupid, dangerous over take to assume his rightful position.....infront of me.
I pretend not to have even noticed his hollow little victory. I never react, I let him go.....my time will come!
As sure as eggs are eggs, I'll filter past him and the five other cars infront of him at the next set of lights.
As I pass him I don't even throw him a side-ways glance,
I never tire of this little game. (thumbs)

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Re: Merc driver needs his license taking away

Post by DaveCon » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:36 am

I agree with all the above. I experience this type of driving (deliberate and sometimes careless) most weeks - oh the stories I could tell... I find the number of drives who actually make room or just tolerate bikers outweighs the dickheads who want to kill you but it's easy to forget that when your bloods up.

And I do get very angry. I've resorted to "counting to ten" which actually helps. While they're in their car it's just going to be a shouting match which solves nothing, and sometimes it's a woman; what do you do there? Do you really want a fight to break out?

All I end up doing is riding like a dick myself because I'm full of adrenalin, testosterone, piss and vinegar :pinch:

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Re: Merc driver needs his license taking away

Post by Rob 110 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:37 am

We've all been there.
to be fair the bike should have gone to left lane after the lights and Merc would have gone by. I think that was Merc's issue, hence he tailgated and got frustrated, then it escalated.Your mate should have used his mirrors and seen the Merc, then given it a serious handful :)
I had similar. I filtered to the front of a set of lights (north side of Wandsworth bridge heading south). Set off and car was up my arse. He overtook me and swerved in and brake checked me 2 or 3 times.
I dropped back and he got stuck 100yds later in the line of cars waiting to come off the bridge onto the roundabout.
I chose my line for filtering up his inside, raised my MX boot, took his mirror off as i went by.
I was gone straight through the traffic :)
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Re: Merc driver needs his license taking away

Post by Stuartw » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:38 am

SteveW wrote:I'm a compulsive filterer. If there's a gap I'm through, straight to the front of the lights.
I find that the overwhelming number of car drivers accept it, provided you're up and away when the lights change, rather than dawdling along and delaying them.
Every now and again I'll encounter a driver that takes exception to my nifty riding style :laugh:
To win the game (and it is a game) you've got to play to your strengths.......
Filter to the front, up and away as the lights change.
Get clear and then ensure you stay at the speed limit. Mr Angry then catches up with you, he then pulls a stupid, dangerous over take to assume his rightful position.....infront of me.
I pretend not to have even noticed his hollow little victory. I never react, I let him go.....my time will come!
As sure as eggs are eggs, I'll filter past him and the five other cars infront of him at the next set of lights.
As I pass him I don't even throw him a side-ways glance,
I never tire of this little game. (thumbs)
You have just described my early morning commute

I gave up years ago getting wound up by them. As others have said if they want to charge around, leave them be.

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Re: Merc driver needs his license taking away

Post by Mawsley » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:14 am

Life's too short to be arguing the toss with morons. Let them go, breath, carry on enjoying the day.

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Re: Merc driver needs his license taking away

Post by greenmachine » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:23 am

I would just like to point out that this video is not me, nor do I know the riders involved, but thought it was an example of a scenario we have all experienced.
I agree with several of you in so far as the best thing to do is take a deep breath and carry on..... Or at least that's what I would do these days, years ago would have been a different story, but with age comes wisdom.

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Re: Merc driver needs his license taking away

Post by Nigel » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:28 am

Do like a traffic light grand prix :P beat Range Rover from lights to filter into single lane (from two) RR did silly speed to get in front, which I wasn`t prepared to do so left him to it :whistle: 3 mile up the road he was stuck behind other traffic, bye, bye :laugh:

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