Friday, 8 January 2010

‘Road rage’ cyclist attacks driver

The drama happened in Swavesey after the cyclist cut in front of the driver of a blue Subaru Legacy forcing him to brake suddenly.

They had an argument and the cyclist punched the driver and rode off.

A driver cut up by a cyclist! Now there’s the world turned upside down. Needless to say we are not given any clue as to how this remarkable event occurred. Even if the driver was an entirely innocent party it should hardly be a problem, since the Subaru Legacy is a large lump of metal which

doesn't skimp on safety. Across the model line, front side airbags, side-curtain bags, electronic stability control, and anti-lock brakes with brake assist are all standard.

The driver then hunted for the cyclist, found him, and ended up with a bicycle coming through his windscreen. I've often had a fantasy of doing something similar to a smug murderous oaf in his four-wheeled metal fortress but of course I'm just too nice. Instead I go home and watch Kill Bill again. You can call me a dreamer, but I'm not the only one... I note that even chirpy good-humoured Rob Ainsley sometimes has revenge fantasies involving taxi drivers.

If the cyclist concerned is traced, prosecuted, and found guilty, the sentence will no doubt be a punitive one, and far more severe than if you do something like run down and kill a cyclist in an “accident”.

The local cops will undoubtedly put a lot of resources into tracing the culprit, in view of their record:

Police in Cambridge have taken a zero-tolerance approach to aggressive cyclists in the city and surrounding villages by launching a crackdown on anti-social cyclists.

Anyone ever hear of any police force anywhere in Britain taking a zero-tolerance approach to aggressive driving?

Nah, thought not.

The police were once described as "institutionally racist". Well I know from experience that they are institutionally anti-cyclist