Ram rage

Ceej1973 6 May 2009 47

Hi Everybody,

I request the help of Canberrans in identifying a person or vehicle which rammed our family car on Sunday night (3 May) at 6.15 pm.

The driver first stopped at traffic lights of Marconni & Drakeford Drives Kambah at an angle to the lane, then proceded to drive at about 20kmh under the speed limit. When I moved into the middle lane to pass him, he attempted to side swipe me.

Obviously annoyed that I avoided that collision, the driver then proceded to speed up behind me and ram me at a travelling speed of around 80kmh, nudging me straight on to the rear of my car.

As I didn’t instantly react, he then speed up even faster, and rammed me harder on the drivers rear corner, presumably trying to spin me out.

I had my wife and daughters aged 3 and 6 on board. There was a good dozen cars around, so someone must have got the details of this insane person.

The incident was completely unprovoked, and the driver appeared to be either under the influence or part of a dare, judging by the lengths he took to crash through log barriers, then across Kambah East Ovals at high speed.

The offenders car was a dark coloured early model Mitsubishi Pajero. If anyone saw this incident, or hears of anyone bragging, or see’s a dumped car of this description, please respond, or call ACT Police.

In the mean time, I will be trying to get my hands on camera footage from the speed camera at this intersection where he stopped prior to the ramming.

From all the reports I have seen online regarding ramming incidents, most end up resulting in deaths. This maniac needs to be caught and removed from society.

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47 Responses to Ram rage
Danino Danino 5:32 pm 07 May 09

Oh my gosh! That is terrible! What provokes people to do these things? It must have been quite terrifying for your daughters and your wife. I hope you find this guy!

jimbocool jimbocool 5:00 pm 07 May 09

Perhaps the next time you get the “what do you expect me to do about it” line from the person you report a crime to you could ask them to comply with section 8(1)(a)of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 – which is to provide a police service in the ACT. The Act defines “police services” thusly:

“…services by way of the prevention of crime and the protection of persons from injury or death, and property from damage, whether arising from criminal acts or otherwise”

farnarkler farnarkler 4:58 pm 07 May 09

For those of you who have such a problem with my method, take a look at posts #7, #10 and #15. If the police won’t take action against addressive drivers, who will?

peterh peterh 4:56 pm 07 May 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

It still begs the question, though, as to whether the citizens of the ACT are getting adequate policing. This isn’t about individual officers, but rather the overall approach and resourcing.

noticed the police doing their best on boddington st this afternoon, around 1.45. who knew that a 40 zone means you should be doing 40? obviously not the 3 or 4 cars that the unmarked ford territory nabbed. and the lights seem to only be on the front.

xyro xyro 3:59 pm 07 May 09

wow – not sure what i did then….pajiler is spanish for wanker….I should know – I get called it often enough!! LOL

xyro xyro 3:58 pm 07 May 09

H1NG0 said :

Did you know that Pajero is a Spanish slang word for wanker? I wish other 4WD manufacturers were more honest with the description of their drivers.[/quotits actually pajilero but i guess near enough! lol.

ant ant 3:40 pm 07 May 09

Gungahlin Al said :

VG you are quick to jump on stupid suggestions where made, and fair enough. But what about the substantive issue?

I’m not sure I agree about the “fair enough” bit, Al. Apparently, everything is stupid.

Over the years, quite a few of us have reported experiences like this, when we expected something and got a disappointing response. “what do you expect me to do about it” was the response I got too, when I rang the police to report the neighbours pouring oil on the road and conducting burn-outs on it.

Loose Brown Loose Brown 1:22 pm 07 May 09

Blah, blah, blah, blah all the coppers on here.

If it’s Farnarkler’s fantasy to go down to the rego station wearing a black suit and thick gold chain clutching a brown paper bag stuffed full of $100 notes which he exchanges for the address of a serial road-rager before heading over to the guy’s place with gaff tape and a loaded pistol, knocks on the door and the wife answers, whips out the pistol and backs her up the hallway before tying her up in a bedroom somewhere, grabs a stool and sits on it facing the front door, tick, tick, tick waiting for the guy, suddenly at 5:30pm hears the key in the lock, ‘hi honey I’m home – ha ha ran this bloke off the road this morning what a classic!’ before he sees the gun and his eyes widen and goes all pale, begging, ‘please no! no! I’m sooo sorry!’ Farnarkler sticks the gun to his head and backs him out the front door, cuffs him and locks him in the boot of his own car before driving it out to a quiet place in Namadgi then that’s his business!

H1NG0 H1NG0 12:52 pm 07 May 09

If people can get away with this sort of stuff even with solid evidence against them, then what is discouraging more people from behaving this way? It almost seems as though its only a crime if someone gets killed.

shanefos shanefos 12:29 pm 07 May 09

DJ said :

farnarkler said :

If the police aren’t willing to do anything about these incidents then they can’t get upset when people take matters into their own hands.

If I had the rego I would bribe someone at Dickson rego to give me the address of the scumbags. Their cars would soon be undriveable.


It’s people like you that perpetrate this sort of thing. Guaranteed, the knob in the Pajero probably thought he was “taking matters into his own hands” too.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 12:15 pm 07 May 09

VG you are quick to jump on stupid suggestions where made, and fair enough. But what about the substantive issue?

I too have been subject to a similar (although not as serious) incident where a turd in a pimped up Lexus tried to make me run up his bum several times up Federal Hwy and Flemington Rd. And even though he parked clearly in the Gungahlin town centre and I went straight to the local station with his rego, nothing resulted.

Furry Jesus Furry Jesus 10:24 am 07 May 09

Given the amount of time police have to spend attending MV accidents, you’d think they’d be as pissed off with this sort of dangerous driving as they seem to be with drink driving. And the occasional car chase tells us that they’ll react when they see road rules being flouted in front of them.

rottweiler rottweiler 10:24 am 07 May 09

sorry I got the motto wrong and wasn’t well spoken or better yet I don’t type as well as some, doesn’t mean I deserved to be hung up on or be asked what I wanted the POLICE to do about a brawl, the fact was I called the POLICE as it is part of there job to restore order and PROTECT the gerenal public for harm EG: where 2 people were being bashed by 8-10 other people with chairs and that I feared for my safety or in other cases on here crazy drivers running people off the road.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 9:54 am 07 May 09

It still begs the question, though, as to whether the citizens of the ACT are getting adequate policing. This isn’t about individual officers, but rather the overall approach and resourcing.

peterh peterh 9:18 am 07 May 09

I have a friend that was chased, and then the driver attempted to ram her off the road in belco, last year.

She told me that the guy was in a 4WD, but he seemed to be trying the american police tactic of PIT – Pursuit Intervention Technique, and was targeting the back side of her car to give it a nudge, spinning her out and off the road.

The shame of it (for him) was that she is an american police officer, here on a secondment. She knew exactly how to counter his behavior, and eventually just pulled over to see what was the matter. He wasn’t expecting her to get out of her vehicle and approach him.

he drove off. She did report it, but felt that there wasn’t much that could be done, he seemed to be off his head on something, and probably wouldn’t be easy to catch or prove his behavior at the time. She doesn’t sweat the small stuff.

Oh, and protect and serve is the motto of the LAPD…

H1NG0 H1NG0 9:10 am 07 May 09

Did you know that Pajero is a Spanish slang word for wanker? I wish other 4WD manufacturers were more honest with the description of their drivers.

FC FC 8:41 am 07 May 09

vg said :

rottweiler said :

Sorry but I have no time for calling the police for anything after ringing them for help as two guys were copping a beating form several other guys and chairs were being thrown around that was happening outside a fast food outlet in the city late one night and I couldn’t or wouldn’t leave for my own safety when I called the police they asked me what did I want them to do about it I explained that the brawl was in progess and I feared leaving the store as it was happening within meters of the door and still he ask what I wanted him to do when my response was what is on your badge “to serve and protect” what do you think I want you to do PROTECT ME for the thugs outside beating up people they hung up on me, so now i don’t bother I believe if they not catching the “big guns” or “news worthy” then it doesn’t matter to them and sorry if I affend people but thats the way I feel

If you said that all in 1 sentence, as you typed it, I’m not surprised you got no help.

“when my response was what is on your badge “to serve and protect” what do you think I want you to do PROTECT ME”

Pop off to either New York or LA (from memory) as that’s their motto. The AFP’s is ‘Nulli Secundus’

so are you saying that you’ll only get assistance if you are well spoken?

Clown Killer Clown Killer 1:03 am 07 May 09

Nice troll TP3000!

TP 3000 TP 3000 11:59 pm 06 May 09

Ceej1973, I suspect that you were in a vechile smaller then this pussy’s Pajero? As you’ll never see them take on the mighte of one of us bus drivers, as they know that there pussy mobile would be totaled.

What I’ve taken to is pretending to be an unmarked Police car & if anyone is speeding of swerving in & out of traffic, I speed right up on them & follow them on their tail for a few k’s. It is funny how quickly they change their driving pattern from doing 100k’s down Adelaide Avenue when they think a cop is behind them. What I do may appear unsafe, but it stops 85% of these pussy’s in their tracks & the traffic piggy’s can stay at their desk eating doughnuts.

But I will be fair to General Duties Police Officers within ACT Police. Most of them would like to do their job of fighting crime. But there is so many rules & regulations that come close to getting officers sacked for putting handcuffs on a criminal. The ones to blame for most of this are Civil Libertarians who bitch & moan at anything the Police do.

bigred bigred 10:37 pm 06 May 09

Time to face facts here. When it all goes to custard you are on your own. Once you know that you can have a risk mitigation strategy in place.

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