Just had a most unpleasant experience

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  1. stevec

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    We've just pitched on a CL site near Caernarfon. On the way out of the town a following motorist raced past and braked suddenly in front of us. Then proceeded at 10 mph , then stopped for nearly a minute. I expected him to get out of his car with a wrench in his hand. Other cars behind got a bit inpatient. He then raced off. We had locked all the doors and the dashcam was on. But we did fear for our safety. The first experience of this sort of thing and it has left us shaken up a bit. More than I would have anticipated. I hope this sort of thing does not happen often.
     
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    Probably a good idea to report it to police especially as you have footage of the incident it may stop others from experiencing the same.
    Hope you recover soon and get on and enjoy your break.
     
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    Crash for cash ? Sorry you're shaken up but probably just a prat who's had a row with someone.
    I suppose you could give the reg number yo local police in case the car is stolen / on a used in a crime list.
     
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    What a horrible experience, the only time we have experienced that was in Greece and like you found it very frightening, as you have dash cam maybe a good idea to report it to the local police.
     
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    Just do what I did when driving down a narrow road with trailer on, car came the other way and gesticulated that I would have to reverse, I smiled raised a cup of coffee and settled back in the driving seat. They reversed.:LOL:

    Ian
     
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    Report it now while you are still shaking. Plod will see how upsetting this was for you and with evidence there is more chance of them doing something about it.
     
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    But why, what was he trying to do.
     
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    I would definitely report to the police. They will most likely pay a visit and keep the number on record in case it happens again.
    My other half has on occasion been bullied because she drives a fast car within the speed limit and the police were very receptive to the report.

    Bill
     
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    I think he was fed up following me out of the town. 30 and 40 mph limits. He wanted to make a point about driving behind someone slow (to him).
     
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    Sorry to hear of your experience Steve. :(

    Whilst it is still a bit raw for you and yours, report it, and also make sure you save and copy the footage. I have copied and saved two incidents caught on Dash Cam, just in case someone tried to implicate me instead, for wreckless or dangerous driving.

    Glad to hear that you safe from the ordeal, and good luck with the Police.

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    Gosh that sounds really uncomfortable, even from here.
    I agree: report it, especially as you have evidence of what you're saying, and now, while you're still 'feeling it'.

    Pleased you're safe though.
     
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    Sorry you have been through this. I had similar experience but there were no other cars on the road .. his stop start antic lasted about 20 mins and then when I overtook eventually he put his foot down and tried to force me off the road on the right. Report him .. next time, his road rage could kill someone.
     
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    As others have said please report it.
     
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    It's just a nob head. Years and years ago, 4 of us went to Malta on hols. At that time, the hire cars there all had yellow number plates so were instantly recognisable as such - and we were regularly placed in danger - trying to force us off the road, cutting in in front of us, etc. This was exceedingly batty since both my husband and our friends were excellent and well experienced drivers plus the hire car was an Allegro - we had a Vanden Plas one at home and they also owned one - so not like the vehicle was unfamiliar - or we weren't used to driving on 'that' side of the road or in a RH drive car!

    We mentioned it to the hire company - wondering at first if there was something wrong with the car or something. Were there local driving conventions we weren't aware of, which we were violating? Nope - there was a breed of people on the island who didn't approve of anything they decided they didn't like, and hire cars were a regular target. But not to worry about the car if the worst came to the worst, as both the Police and Royal Insurance locally were quite used to it - so take whatever avoiding action was necessary to avoid injury to you and your friends - and bugger the damage to either of the cars!

    They'll believe you anyway, the Police - cos you're English!
     
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    I thought the OP was in England.
     
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    Yup, my mistake. Sorry!

    But actually - Caernarfon is in Wales, LOL. Nob heads are not restricted by borders, obviously ......
     
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    We in fact, stayed in Caernarfon this spring and thought how mh friendly it was , parked on the car park against the castle and the bloke there helped us park and put us in a place where it was easy to get out and very friendly, and two very nice wilding spots right on the sea front just about two miles south along the coast, stayed a couple of days which is not like us, we useualy move on everyday(y):)
     
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    Only ever been along as far as Llandudno but a quick google tells me Caernarfon does look rather nice.
     
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    a few years back i had an incident where an italian driver overtook me on a corner, cut in and braked. my car at that time was an old nissan patrol with full width bull bars. left a good amount of damage on his fiat punto but only scratched the plastic on my bars. best part was that as he jumped out of his car waving inurance claim papers a policecar going in the other direction stopped. after a bit of fuss it turned out the italian was working his way across europe using the same con trick to fund his travels. got nothing from me though
     
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