Unless you have evidence then most police forces will not take any interest, so now I just ignore the bad driving of others and hope that I am not involved in their accidents. Every single time I think about it, I always say to myself that I sure did hope that she had a dash cam that time. If you see it, call the police. If you do call 911, pull over and tell them your location, description of the driver and their direction of travel. Police said they could only take action if they witnessed it themselves, seems that my video evidence isn't good enough! On the other occasion I saw a young lad in a Nissan 350Z doing an absurd speed down a residential street with shops on one side.
There aren't enough people sometimes to do some of the really urgent stuff. You will also be asked for their driving licence number if it is known. If you see anything that may break either of these, please let us know! If your occurrence qualifies for online reporting, proceed to the. To file a police report, instead. It's got to be better than putting very experienced officers out to pasture! The information provided can not only help stop a driver who is currently driving aggressively but can also provide valuable information to state authorities that they can use to prevent aggressive driving in the future. I called 911 once on a driver who was in front of me.
I offer the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you bring up where the most important thing will be working in honest good faith. Sherlock provides a unique identifier for your bicycle, and it is uniquely connected to your user profile and the bike profile. Tue 30 Sep 2008 21:18 Reporting bad driving - possible? If the case went to trial, it would be the citizen -- not the officer -- who would be called to testify against the other driver. I signalled to move into the other lane to try to pass him, but then he veered sharply into the lane before I could to block me. Aggressive driving becomes road rage, a criminal offense, when a driver draws a weapon, pulls over to start a fight or uses his car as a weapon by ramming or even just nudging another car or running another driver off the road. I am not looking to be a traffic crime fighter, but sometimes I get very irritated with other drivers and wish there was something I could do other than sit back and take abuse from other drivers while convincing myself to not ram their car off the road. What happens when somebody reports a driver? Patrol units might stop the car for another infraction during the shift and use your report as a reason to issue a citation instead of a warning for the officer-witnessed offense.
Try to drive away from the driver, stay calm and dial 9-1-1 to report the driver. No attorney-client relationship is formed nor should any such relationship be implied. That is a great point to bring up. So they zoomed off, turned round at the next roundabout, and did high speed wheelies as they passed. My wife took the reg number, but we decided against calling the rozzers as we did'nt think that they would actually do anything. I feel your pain on this, although not something I encountered but my sister did a few years ago. I am the type of person who tends to fight back, so it is very hard to keep my cool when someone is purposely being a pain.
You will also be asked to provide the details of the driver in question, including his name, address etc. In other states the police may be able to charge them without you having to go through those steps. If your are seeing a reckless, aggressive, road rage driver who may be drunk causing multiple situations in front of you then you should call before he causes an accident. In fact, because you have identified this driver as a threat, be sure to exercise caution and maintain a safe distance from their vehicle. Counter staff may try to fob you off in some instances and you have to be realistic about the prospect of positive action. And these crashes may have been avoided entirely if other drivers knew that they can report bad, dangerous, reckless and overly-aggressive driving. If you want the incident to be investigated with a view to the offender being prosecuted, you must lodge a formal complaint at.
Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said they won't just go off of a driver's complaint about another driver. I wasn't even sure at that time if my camera had adequately captured his behavior, or how close he was to the car ahead of him or even if I caught his plate number. It wasted a whole day and I received no financial compensation for it. If those officers are confronted with outright denials about the alleged poor driving, what can they say? You will have to state that you wish to make a formal complaint and ask for the name of the 'officer in the case'. I was able to move over safely to about a collision. As most of the time I am in the vehicle the apps provided to help in this situation are used to catch drivers in front or around you not a driver you are currently in the vehicle with.
They often call the Michigan State Police and we have to convince them to call 9-1-1. To use the app, a driver simply has to open the app and take a picture of a license plate. The law doesn't say how far you have to be from the car in front of you. It is highly advised that someone other than the driver make the call to police. The 17-year-old was ticketed with careless driving and failure to observe a traffic sign. On whatever motorway he was driving on at the time, this car with two young men in it cut him up and driving badly. Learn more about staying safe behind the wheel in our.
Not only are they a danger to themselves, they're a threat to others on the road, and their careless behavior is against the law. Your call will go to a Police Communications Centre but will be given lower priority than 111 calls. Her son pleaded guilty to a lesser offense because graduation is just two weeks away and he didn't want to go to trial. A couple of minutes later two patrol cars turned up. A van with Florida plates 1000 miles from here decided to come speeding up from behind me and cut me off when the road merged to one lane going over the top of a mountain highway where it heads down a steep slope as he felt he wanted to be in front of me going into the single lane. © 2007-2019 , All rights reserved.
Definitely not doing much for the image of biking, although I try not to tar all with the same brush Wed 1 Oct 2008 13:22 Reporting bad driving - possible? If you want the incident to be investigated then you must lodge a formal complaint at your nearest police station. Wed 1 Oct 2008 17:03 Reporting bad driving - possible? Remember, the 911 system is intended to render urgent assistance in true emergencies. If it is reported what happens? A car pulled out of a road on my right hand side forcing me into an emergency stop from 60mph. The phone operator took all the details then said because there was no independent witnesses it would be my word against theirs and no action would be taken. Readers can also interact with The Globe on and.