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Old 08-27-22, 02:12 PM
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What should i do with aggressive driver?

Ran across a super aggressive driver today.

he didnít like how i was in a left turn lane out of a neighborhood. Honked, i moved over and he continued to yell and swear. Didnt know what to do so i started recording. I tried to link the video but i cant because my account is new.

should i do something(i have his plate) or just move on in life.
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Old 08-27-22, 06:22 PM
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Get use to it. You'll have your good days and you'll have your bad days. In my book that wasn't that bad.
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Old 08-27-22, 06:31 PM
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Old 08-27-22, 06:43 PM
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Get thru the intersection and then stop and pull over. Let them get bored and they will move on.
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Old 08-27-22, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Brentdelro View Post
Ran across a super aggressive driver today.

he didnít like how i was in a left turn lane out of a neighborhood. Honked, i moved over and he continued to yell and swear. Didnt know what to do so i started recording. I tried to link the video but i cant because my account is new.

should i do something(i have his plate) or just move on in life.
Perchance, your own neighborhood? Do you know where the aggressive driver lives?

Avoid confrontation with aggressive drivers while on bike. Without a car, you will most definitely lose.
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Old 08-29-22, 02:59 PM
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Did he stop the rant once he realized you were recording?
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Old 08-29-22, 03:04 PM
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Get the license plate and report it to the major insurance companies. Ask them if this is the kind of driver they wish to insure. Pretend you know they are the insurer. If you hit the top 10, you are most likely to get one interested.
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Old 08-29-22, 08:17 PM
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ride with front and rear flashing lights. BE SEEN

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Old 08-29-22, 10:14 PM
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I still attempt to confront them when they do things like you described, but, I have never had a good ending to those confrontations. I once had to walk home and at arrival was calm enough to realize that my defensive tactic could have easily ended with me in jail. Thank goodness I live in Texas. You never know how its gonna end up so its most likely best to just let it pass...
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Old 09-21-22, 08:11 AM
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There's aggressive and then there's passive aggressive.
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Old 09-27-22, 12:50 PM
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I live in Glendale which is the aggressive/a**hole driver capital of CA. Part of the reason our car insurance is (AFAIK) the highest in the state.
I try to only ride the road to get to the dirt, but incidents like that are daily for cyclists here. Just the other day, I came to a 4 way stop in a suburban area on Chevy Chase Dr(very popular cycling route), not a car in sight save for one at least a block and half behind me I had seen earlier, which was now obscured behind a turn. So I rolled right through the stop. Then I hear the car floor it and he charges up on me (I don't even know how he could have been focusing on me, he was waaay back there) and then gets alongside me and proceeds to squeeze me to the shoulder practically into the trees, all the while screaming in a fit of rage at me for going through the stop sign. I abruptly slow down and he shoots ahead, and go figure, blows right through the next stop sign in his blinged-out G-Wagon, practically taking out a pedestrian. Glendale, Baby.
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Old 09-27-22, 01:11 PM
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De-escalate @Brentdelro . While that is the advice I give, I know how hard it is to do. Keep your cool. Keep it from becoming an argument. I know it already is and that is the problem and why it is so hard to not come back with an argument of your own. Something like "Easy there, we are both trying to make lefts in this mess". I know it sounds lame, and it is asking you to do the work, but this is the best way to bring it back down.

That is assuming you can even talk to him or her. Nowadays, everyone has their windows up and their sound system turned way up. Giving him a thumbs up or wave so that he feels like he has been acknowledged can be helpful.

Good luck out there. It ain't easy being the good one. (Not that I am much good at it either).
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