Advocacy & Safety - close call!! whew!!
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A friend and I were out riding Wednesday evening. We were crossing the intersection with the light and walk signal and a big:eek: 4x4 ran a left turn signal and I came to within about 2 ft of inspecting the underside of his truck for mud on his frame. Let's say it scared me good. I've been hit before in Texas as a kid.
What can be done about something like this where there is a willful disobedience for the laws. Can we report it along with his plate #? Would it do any good? Sometimes in Portland, there are people who run red lights and it really:mad: :irritated makes me mad.
Sorry yall, I'm on a soap box close to home!!
09-06-02, 07:15 PM
You should try to report it. Having a witness will bolster your report, but still it will probably just be noted on the person's record, if there is such a thing. I think you should ask the State Patrol, not the police, whether it is worth doing. Glad to hear you're ok! :eek:
Thanks for the info. I will definately ask the troopers.
Have a great week
Report it by all means along with the license plate number, a description of the driver, and a description of the vehicle.
In my city, the police DO follow up with complaints. Maybe they will do the same in your town.
09-06-02, 11:10 PM
Call the cops.
I had a similar incident happen to me about a month ago. If you got his license plate - report him to the police. I reported the dirtbag who almost made me part of the roadway, and now he is charged with 5 different offenses.
Report him for you, and the next guy that he may not miss! :thumbup:
Originally posted by bac
I... I reported the dirtbag who almost made me part of the roadway, and now he is charged with 5 different offenses.
09-09-02, 11:59 AM
You guys OBVIOUSLY live somewhere FAR different from where I am. Any kind of traffic offense here MUST have been witnessed by a police officer. It can be frustrating sometimes, but it DOES keep me from calling in and reporting some jerk that irritated me for some particular reason.
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