Last Saturday I was riding up in the Santa Monica's on a road frequented by cyclists and occasionally by skateboarders screaming down the road. On this day I was grinding uphill and around a blind curve comes a skateboarder cruising downhill. Then a few more, then partially in my lane, an SUV with the person in the passenger seat training a video cam on the boarders. I swerved over to avoid the SUV, which made no attempt to get back into its proper lane. In fact, the driver honked after he passed me, presumably anoied that I was in his way while traveling in my lane.
This careless disregard for safety and the audacity to honk at me of course pi**ed me off. I had my Garmin VIRB video cam with me, but it was off at the time.
After few minutes the SUV is going back uphill with boarders inside. Then few minutes later the boarders came cruising down again and this time I was ready. I switched on my cam and turned around to follow them. I caught the boarders and also the SUV going in the wrong lane. When they stopped I got close enough to get the license of the vehicle and a profile shot of the driver.
At this time I was mad enough that I was determined that I would forward this video the authorities. Well, now I have some reservations. I have never been one to "rat" on someone. But then again, I have never had such stupid inconsiderate disregard for the safety of others.
So I have a poll here, and I'd like to get some community input on this.
It looked like the boarders might have been under 18, and it also looked like the driver of the SUV was old enough to be a parent of one of the boarders. If the authorities decide to act on this, it could mean the driver could be facing contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Not to mention at least one moving violation for driving on the wrong side of the road.
So waddaya think? Am I a rat for wanting to rat on these guys?