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4th August 2004 #1
I cycle to work every day only about 7km on my MTB. This morning an a..hole driving a Premier Lodge Truck reg ending in VEE, rode me right off the road and clipped my arm with the back of his truck. Lucky not a bad knock but how close was that to being potentially fatal. I phoned the muppets company and they are only interested in passing the buck onto their courier company even though the truck is fully branded in their companies logo. There should be a way to report these idiots so that they make their drivers more aware of cyclists.
4th August 2004 #2
wasnt there a sticker saying hows my driving" and a phone number to ring"
5th August 2004 #3
Only managed to catch the name and end of reg as I concentrated on the pavement fast approaching my head! 8)
5th August 2004 #4
The main number for How's my driving" is 0800 101400Even if you're not sure, it's worthwhile writing a polite letter to the company with the details.They will often be able to identify the vehicle from matching the location and time.If they refuse to take responsibility ask for the Head Office Number, and try that. Finally look at the websites and write expressing concerns to the chief executive. ALways ask if this is typicalk of their Company's standards especially if you can quote from thier own "Mission Statement". Finally point out that you will be posting their vehicle on the internet, and will be following up with the reply (or lack of it)"
6th August 2004 #5
6th August 2004 #6
- Join Date
- Jul 2004
With the exception of rental trucks I've found that trucks are the least of my worries.In order of menace, worst first.a) 4x4s.b) Anything used for a school run.c) Any prestige German car.d) White van man.e) Anyone using a mobile phone whilst driving.
31st August 2004 #7Old Git (the Cyclist formerly known as Matt)Guest
Ryan.I've only just picked up on this thread, sorry.From the way I read this, I've made 3 assumptions:-1) You were knocked off of your bike.2) You were injured. Even if only minor.3) The lorry kept going.This is a Fail to stop Road Traffic Accident. If identified, the driver of the vehicle is potentialy arrestable.I say potentialy because the Road Traffic Act rquires accidents to be reported as soon as is practicably possible and, in any case, within 24 hours" so you are out of time to report.If you are unfortunate enough to be in this position again, attend the local Police Station. Accidents need to be reported in person. If you have enough info to identify the vehicle/ driver, him or her getting arrested will concentrate thier minds!"
1st September 2004 #8
Another one for the list..Top Brass Travel, a coach company. I was riding south on the A5 from Towcester to Milton Keynes last Saturday when one of their coaches almost collected me! I was already inside the solid white line on the LH side of the road, fortunatley I was next to a lay by so didn't hit a hedge or fall off. I e mailed the company but so far they haven't had the decency to reply. I'm considering reporting them to the police.
1st September 2004 #9
1st September 2004 #10
Burton, Do some reearch on the Company, then write (recorded delivery) to the Chief Executive expressing your concerns about the incident, and then ask for an explanation of how this and the lack of a reply fit in with the company's safety ethos and standards. The Company site will always give some wonderful quotes such as our prompt service is of extreme importance to us", or "Public Safety is a priority of our Company".THis VERY rarely fails and often drops the local guy who failed to answer your complaint in to the Sh(1)t as a bonus!One lady who lost a family member (more serious I know became a shareholder and raised her concerns at the AGM. All you need is a single share!"