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Seeking Witnesses to Road rage on Flemington Rd 18/8 11am

By belot - 19 August 2010 70

Hello,

I’m seeking any witnesses to a road rage incident on Flemington Rd Mitchell that happened yesterday the 18th of August 2010 at 11am.

It involved a blue motorcycle and a late 90s model white ford falcon.

I was the rider of the motorcycle who was almost pushed off the road multiple times then threatened at the lights on the corner of Flemington and Northbourne.

I am seeking the number plate of the ford falcon and anything else anyone has to offer as a witness.

My email address is belot(at)internode(dot)on(dot)net.

Cheers

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Seeking Witnesses to Road rage on Flemington Rd 18/8 11am
pete74au 9:38 am 20 Aug 10

Unfortunately many want to take the law into their own hands when they don’t know the law. Personally being a very active motorcyclist, don’t pick on anyone and never display your anger at some behaviour that you don’t like. The results could be fatal or worse.

Chalk this one up to experience and may Karma strike fear in the heart of the Falcon driver for very little else will.

Pete

PS a thick skin helps 🙂

nhand42 9:37 am 20 Aug 10

ConanOfCooma said :

Female P-platers and Tradies, the worst of Canberra drivers.

Times change, it used to be the male P-platers and the DCs.

The female p-platers are getting better. The tradies are getting worse. If it’s tailgating, speeding, cutting people off, and being a generally obnoxious arsehole on the road, you can make a safe bet it’s a tradie.

Me no fry 9:31 am 20 Aug 10

Sgt.Bungers said :

That said, the Falcon driver could’ve then made his way down Marcus Clarke street at 60km/h in peak hour with pedestrians everywhere… the slightest thing goes wrong, at 60km/h, a pedestrian has an 85% chance of being killed, and also blamed? Yet this is a legal and acceptable practice in our motor vehicle based society. Why?

Anyone who drives down Marcus Clarke street at 60 km/h at almost any time is going too fast, regardless of what the speed limit may be.

I think we will slowly see car drivers being held more accountable for any of their actions that result in death or severe injury – that’s the way they’re headed in Victoria, anyway.

Captain RAAF 9:04 am 20 Aug 10

Sgt.Bungers said :

Thumper said :

…..the Falcon driver could’ve then made his way down Marcus Clarke street at 60km/h in peak hour with pedestrians everywhere… the slightest thing goes wrong, at 60km/h, a pedestrian has an 85% chance of being killed, and also blamed? Yet this is a legal and acceptable practice in our motor vehicle based society. Why?

Where you pulling these statistics from mate and have you taken your medication today?

ConanOfCooma 8:23 am 20 Aug 10

Female P-platers and Tradies, the worst of Canberra drivers.

Times change, it used to be the male P-platers and the DCs.

Sgt.Bungers 8:10 am 20 Aug 10

Thumper said :

I’ve had the same thing happen to me. Pretty scary when some loonie tradie in his ute decides that he wants to kill you.

You really have to wonder what is going through their minds.

This is the complaceny in motor vehicles I keep on raving about.

It most likely didn’t even cross the Falcon driver’s mind that if the slightest thing goes wrong, Belot would’ve been killed. He would’ve been thinking “this’ll teach him, I’ll give him a scare.” If the bloke is caught, he should have his licence cancelled for 10 years minimum. All the replies to Belot so far are in his favour, and rightfully so. I also ride a bike and have had road rage directed at me, it’s terrifying.

That said, the Falcon driver could’ve then made his way down Marcus Clarke street at 60km/h in peak hour with pedestrians everywhere… the slightest thing goes wrong, at 60km/h, a pedestrian has an 85% chance of being killed, and also blamed? Yet this is a legal and acceptable practice in our motor vehicle based society. Why?

Gungahlin Al 6:57 am 20 Aug 10

There’s a turd lives around Gungahlin somewhere and drives a blue Lexus, did the same sort of thing to me after cutting me off – proceeded to jam on the brakes multiple times all the way up Flemington.

Felix the Cat 8:23 pm 19 Aug 10

Thumper said :

You really have to wonder what is going through their minds.

Nothing, that’s the problem.

Thumper 6:41 pm 19 Aug 10

I’ve had the same thing happen to me. Pretty scary when some loonie tradie in his ute decides that he wants to kill you.

You really have to wonder what is going through their minds.

krasny 6:06 pm 19 Aug 10

Oh dear. Moreso THAN menacing other drivers.

Apparently, it’s also past time for my nap. Sorry.

krasny 6:03 pm 19 Aug 10

Good grief. I know you may be seeking witnesses first, but if you haven’t already called the police, I’d strongly advise you to do so promptly – if you don’t report these things early on, even without all the evidence, they may not pay much attention, and you can always pass on more information once you have a job number.

I’m with arescarti42; I’m not going to discount the possibility that there’s another side to this story (it’s nothing personal, that’s just how I roll), but as a general principle, people driving metal death boxes have no business menacing cyclists and motorcyclists when the consequences are so serious (moreso even that menacing other drivers).

farq 6:00 pm 19 Aug 10

Pretty scary experience for the motorcyclist.

If the Falcon had and was attempting to push the motorcycle off the road, what is the ‘correct’ thing for the motorcyclist to do?

I would say the motorcyclist has reasonable grounds to be in fear for their life, so is it acceptable from them to speed/flee (to the closest police station).

54-11 5:55 pm 19 Aug 10

As a biker, this appalls me. Bikes are vulnerable enough as it is, mostly by car and 4WD idiots, but deliberate action against a bike is criminal.

Good luck!

Devil_n_Disquiz 5:33 pm 19 Aug 10

Always 3 sides to a story arescarti. Theirs, yours and the truth 🙂

arescarti42 4:09 pm 19 Aug 10

I hope you have some luck finding them.

As much as I suspect there may be two sides to this story, the idea that someone in a car would deliberately put a motorcyclists life at risk is pretty unforgivable.

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