On 31 Jan 2017 at 9:49pm Concerned Parent wrote:
I witnessed shockingly poor driving by a small charcoal Yaris who failed to yield at the Richards "bottleneck" and drove in the middle of the remaining road. She struck the first oncoming (right of way) cars wing mirror before the two following cars mounted the pavement to let her through. I followed as I thought it was a definite Drunk, but it wasn't; the driver was old (maybe drunk?) it was about midday. Have a photo of the vehicle and reg plates. Do I call the police? What is recommended? My kids regularly walk and cycle on this road, she cannot continue to drive.
On 31 Jan 2017 at 9:59pm The Old Mayor wrote:
Interesting, you say "right of way" I have always assumed it was two way on that stretch. Trouble is, the drivers of the smallest cars seem to think they need the most room. Okay, buses and large lorrys have to be granted passage, but cars can easily pass each other.
On 31 Jan 2017 at 10:14pm Concerned Parent wrote:
I perhaps didn't make that clear. She was in a small car but then drove in the middle of the road leaving 1.5 meters on the parked car side and 1.5 meters to the curb. The oncoming traffic expected to share the road suddenly had to break and mount the pavement. The first car wasn't fast enough and got its wing mirror folded back.
I accept kids learning to drive will make some real errors, but can we allow elderly people to drive until "something happens"?
On 31 Jan 2017 at 11:01pm Doris wrote:
I elderly woman I know actually stalled her automatic car - I had to show her how to re-start it again (it was left in D and obviously wouldn't start), she was clueless, and was holding up the traffic. She is absolutely frightening to watch, her driving is all over the place. I don't think she ever took a test, she is in her 80's.
On 1 Feb 2017 at 12:04am Concerned Parent wrote:
I got a thumb down for asking for advice. and 3 thumbs down for clarifying, yet nobody was willing to offer any advice (that I asked for).
No wonder we have Trump and Brexit. Life is more than a click.
On 1 Feb 2017 at 1:36am exBrightonian wrote:
Report on Operation Crackdown website
On 1 Feb 2017 at 9:04am Feline wrote:
Yes, report on Op Crackdown website. The police are aware of the increased risk of young, particularly male, drivers and also the over 80s.
On 1 Feb 2017 at 10:22am Clearway wrote:
The advice you need and are looking for is to go to the Police station straight away, do not dare stop or hesitate along the way. It must be reported immediately to the authoritaties. Please take the photographic evidence along with you. This type of reckless and unnecessary driving needs to be stopped, save a life, serve your community and please serve it well. Once you have made this the visit to the Police station and reported matters then please report back to this forum with your update.
On 1 Feb 2017 at 12:03pm Earl of Lewesss wrote:
I agree. Take it to the police. Operation Crackdown is fine for inconsiderate driving, but this is potentially lethal driving. If the person is elderly and unfit to drive, they can have their licence taken away. Well done for having the presence of mind to take evidence - you might help to prevent a future accident.
On 1 Feb 2017 at 12:51pm Opulance wrote:
Well done concerned parent, you are such a good public spirited citizen. Our communities are a safer place for people like you. I just wish more people could be like this. Roads are an area of high risk to others and the more we can do to lower these risks and improve safety the better.
On 1 Feb 2017 at 1:29pm Horseman7 wrote:
You could also report direct to the DVLA (or whatever they're called this week) who are the ones to suspend / revoke / remove licences if someone is medically unfit.
On 1 Feb 2017 at 1:39pm Right of passage wrote:
Imagine the center of the full width of that road put a line on it now that tells you coming from the town you have right of way , or I would say more of it as the parked cars would force town bound traffic over this line , basics really of the simple driving code we all singed up for
On 1 Feb 2017 at 2:29pm Old bike wrote:
This'll all be moot once the council remove the parking bays as planned. You'll all be able to drive unhindered through that part of town, it'll be so clear you probably won't even have to consider anyone else at all. You'll be at your very important destination about 30 seconds sooner. Perfect.
Just don't expect to buy any sausages as the butchers will have long gone.
On 1 Feb 2017 at 2:58pm Meic wrote:
Old Mayor: yes it is 2-way, but if your carriageway is blocked by parked cars right of way is with those in the other lane, until there is a break in the traffic when one you are in the corridor you have right of way.
Another example of bad driving: yesterday evening by the zebra crossing at the Elephant & Castle a car that did not seem happy at giving way to a pedestrianon the crossing (me) overtook a parked taxi, and gave the taxi's front wing a hefty clip, then sped away without stopping. Didn't get the numberplate, but the taxi went after him. Admittedly, the taxi was half on double yellow and half on the footway, buut still.,
On 1 Feb 2017 at 5:27pm The people wrote:
Operation crackdown, waste of money!, how many people prosecuted over last three years from reports....cost of service....
On 2 Feb 2017 at 11:20am Tom Pain wrote:
There's plenty of room for cars to pass both ways when cars are parked outside the butcher's. A white line in the middle of the available carriageway would solve the problem. If an incompetent driver or large vehicle was coming the other way it would be more obvious and one could take evasive action.
On 20 Mar 2017 at 9:18pm Albrightonian wrote:
Operation Crackdown operates by writing to & visiting motorists. There success is not measured in prosecuting drivers but attempting to change attitudes before such action is required. They will respond strongly if they receive more than one complaint from differing people. Bad drivers will be wherever & if we all decide to report any dangerous or unsociable driving when we encounter it then Operation Crackdown will be better served to help make our roads safer. Just note down model, colour &, at least, the numberplate.