Sunday 9 November 2014

Road Rage to Cyclist

What Is The Law On Road Rage?

Due to the frequency of road rage incidents nowadays, the law has taken a particular interest in them, and in many cases people found guilty of such actions will end up facing a custodial sentence and perhaps ending up in prison.
UK law does not define any specific road rage offence, so the crime that a road rager could be charged for would depend on what their rage drove them to do – for example, if they got out of their car and assaulted another driver, they could have a charge for assault or bodily harm on their hands.
Road rage could also result in a charge under the Public Order Act 1986 if the road user causes harassment, alarm or distress to others in their anger.


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Close passes to cyclists and Highway code 163

Highway code for Uk roads


Overtake only when it is safe and legal to do so. You should
  • not get too close to the vehicle you intend to overtake
  • use your mirrors, signal when it is safe to do so, take a quick sideways glance if necessary into the blind spot area and then start to move out
  • not assume that you can simply follow a vehicle ahead which is overtaking; there may only be enough room for one vehicle
  • move quickly past the vehicle you are overtaking, once you have started to overtake. Allow plenty of room. Move back to the left as soon as you can but do not cut in
  • take extra care at night and in poor visibility when it is harder to judge speed and distance
  • give way to oncoming vehicles before passing parked vehicles or other obstructions on your side of the road
  • only overtake on the left if the vehicle in front is signalling to turn right, and there is room to do so
  • stay in your lane if traffic is moving slowly in queues. If the queue on your right is moving more slowly than you are, you may pass on the left
  • give motorcyclists, cyclists and horse riders at least as much room as you would when overtaking a car (see Rules 211 to 213) and 214 to 215).
Remember: Mirrors – Signal – Manoeuvre

Not like this 

Careless driving (driving without due care)

This offence is committed when the accused's driving falls below the standard expected of a reasonable, prudent and competent driver in all the circumstances of the case.

The maximum penalties are:

  • a £2,500; and
  • mandatory 3 to 9 penalty points; and
  • discretionary disqualification.


The test of whether the standard of driving has fallen below the required standard is objective. It applies both when the manner of driving in question is deliberate and when it occurs as a result of incompetence, inadvertence or inexperience.
Occasionally an accident occurs but there is no evidence of any mechanical defect, illness of the driver or other explanation to account for why the accident happened. In these cases, a charge of careless driving may be successfully defended on the basis that there is no culpability. The case for the prosecution may be put on the basis that there is a very strong inference that the defendant was driving below the standard expected of a reasonable, prudent and competent driver because of, for example, the fact that a collision resulted.
The following are examples of driving which may amount to driving without due care and attention:

  • driving inappropriately close to another vehicle


policewitness website

A MOTORIST who narrowly missed a cyclist on a London road has been ordered to attend a driver
awareness course for his actions – but only because the cyclist captured the near miss on his helmet
mounted camera and the footage was used as evidence.

The punishment has been dealt out to the driver during a period of shock for the capital, as six
cyclists have been killed on the roads in the last two weeks. The incident between the driver of a
silver Vauxhall and the cyclist, at the junction of Lea Bridge Road and West End Avenue in
Walthamstow can be viewed here.

Thousands of cyclists, concerned with their safety and fed up with poor driving standards, are
choosing to wear helmet mounted cameras and reporting any dangerous driving or anti-social
behaviour to the police – with motorists doing the same.
And the tactic is working, with scores of bad drivers across the UK receiving bans, points on their
licence, community service and re-education, thanks to this band of social cops.
In a growing trend, in-car and helmet mounted cameras are capturing the worst of the UK’s drivers
on film, including dangerous overtakers, red light dodgers, mobile phone users and those who show
blatant disregard for their fellow road users. on BBC News, an organisation concerned with the lack of on-the-road respect shown by some
motorists, has helped to secure prosecution or other legal action against countless offenders. Its
members simply send them footage of an offence and contact the relevant police
force on their behalf with the video evidence and relevant paperwork – alleviating a lot of the leg
work and costly administration otherwise required of police officers.
In the last few months, numerous drivers who were unaware they were being filmed while taking
risks behind the wheel have received their comeuppance, including a 12 month ban and 60 hours of
community service for a Leicestershire driver who overtook dangerously in foggy conditions, a fixed
penalty fine for a Kent driver who parked in a bus stop and notices of intended prosecutions for
speeders and those who jumped red lights.
Matt Stockdale, chairman of, said: “We know that police forces don’t have the
resources for officers to witness every example of poor driving, but as more and more members of
the public choose to install a camera in their car or wear a helmet mounted camera and capture
incidents on film, we can help to improve standards and demonstrate that we are not prepared to
accept such dangerous and anti-social behaviour.”
In-car cameras automatically record every journey and can protect an innocent driver’s licence –
being able to prove to insurance companies that a collision was another driver’s fault, for example,
will safeguard the motorist’s no claims bonus, excess and next year’s premium.
For further information, log on to
ENDS - 19/11/2013

Well done to keep up the good work ;)

Safe Roads For All 

Saturday 8 November 2014

Dave Sherry Camera Cyclist

It all began just over two years ago, taking my boy to school I saw a bus full of passengers being driven erratically. On this occasion the driver was caught on camera and it hit all the national presses.

My Youtube Channel


I was using a fairly cheap camera, then I decided to upgrade to a GoPro 3 and then to a GoPro 3+ black. I constructed my own air horn for the bike to make the reckless and dangerous drivers aware of my presence on the road.

I am a strong believer in road safety for all road users and strive to promote any safety equipment that can help protect vulnerable road users. During my years of filming bad drivers I have appeared in various press interviews and TV programmes.

RT News

Sky News

BBC News

Sunday Times

BBC Radio 4 Interview

In the upcoming future I have several more TV appearances. My main aim is to film and report the bad drivers I come across during my days. I do this through