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Problem driver Harborne area V066WOX or VU67JSV
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Anyone else out there encountered "problems" previously with V066 WOX, a Jaguar SUV in the Court Oak Road, Lordswood Road, Harborne Park Road, St Mary's (Abbey Road) and Barlows Road areas? Now…Continue

Tags: motorist, angry

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew George Nov 17.

Safety of buses at night
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Has anyone else noticed the appalling design of the current newish buses being used in Brum  e,g. the No. 9 on the Hagley Road? Riding light, brake light and indicator are all contained in the one…Continue

Tags: design, poor, safety, Bus

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diesel Domestique Nov 15.

Halesowen One Hundred
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Dear Reader,At a loose end this Sunday? Why not take part in this year's HOH as per attachment. Again this year we are hosting this enjoyable rump through the Worcestershire countryside with the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Andrews Aug 24.

Road Rage Broad St/5 Ways Island 28.03.17

Thought it appropriate to include this under the WANTED part of For sale/Wanted/Freecycle!!!!!!!            Involved in road rage incident as a cyclist with Silver Vauxhall Astra on Board St approach…Continue

Started Mar 28

 

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Andrew George replied to Diesel Domestique's discussion Problem driver Harborne area V066WOX or VU67JSV
"Not sure about that precise driver/vehicle, but I got abuse shouted at me by a driver who subsequently forced me off the road in Harborne last summer. I noted down the plates and called 101, who took details down and then told me to make a statement…"
Nov 17
Diesel Domestique replied to Diesel Domestique's discussion Problem driver Harborne area V066WOX or VU67JSV
"26th Sept last year, about 7 incidents since so he is local despite CKS' suggestion. Got good video image of him from his first meltdown!"
Nov 16
LS replied to Diesel Domestique's discussion Problem driver Harborne area V066WOX or VU67JSV
"So he's a parasite"
Nov 15
CKS replied to Diesel Domestique's discussion Problem driver Harborne area V066WOX or VU67JSV
"Those are 'Worcestershire' registrations, it seems like he's commuting from there."
Nov 15
LS replied to Diesel Domestique's discussion Problem driver Harborne area V066WOX or VU67JSV
"How long has this been going on? I would wait until he's stuck in traffic and take a photo for evidence if needed later (and to wind him up a bit more)."
Nov 15
Diesel Domestique posted a discussion

Problem driver Harborne area V066WOX or VU67JSV

Anyone else out there encountered "problems" previously with V066 WOX, a Jaguar SUV in the Court Oak Road, Lordswood Road, Harborne Park Road, St Mary's (Abbey Road) and Barlows Road areas? Now believed to be driving Jaguar SUV VU67JSV (so current owner of older car not person concerned). Problem is male, 40s, grey beard, woolly hat. Started with a complete anger explosion after being overtaken in stationary queue one morning when area was gridlocked (choice language and called me a "pervert"…See More
Nov 15
Diesel Domestique replied to Diesel Domestique's discussion Safety of buses at night
"Dave H in response to your items 1 - no on the basis of being committed to the overtake. 2. No as it encourages undertaking when the bus should be slowing anyway. 3. None of them I'm afraid. "
Nov 15
Diesel Domestique replied to LS's discussion Protect Birmingham Cyclists Petition
"Learn to spell!"
Nov 8
ARKrider replied to Diesel Domestique's discussion Safety of buses at night
"Oh yes bus number 9. They seem to also encourage bad driving which nearly got me killed going to Broad Street the other week! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Npf1BBqlLk"
Nov 4
Andy White replied to Diesel Domestique's discussion Safety of buses at night
"I too have noticed this and it's not just buses there are a few cars also with indicators embedded within the rear/brake light cluster and within the front DRL too. I find it hard to spot the indicators in these cases and cannot understand how…"
Nov 4
Andrew W replied to Diesel Domestique's discussion Safety of buses at night
"I generally do 1 unless I have committed to passing.  2 and 3 hadn't occurred to me but I will give it a go"
Nov 4
Kim replied to Diesel Domestique's discussion Safety of buses at night
"I haven't had this problem with buses, but I'm protanopic and don't perceive red light as brightly as most people.  (I often see people moaning about being dazzled by vehicle brake lights as drivers of automatics sit with their…"
Nov 3
Dave Holladay replied to Diesel Domestique's discussion Safety of buses at night
"This is a critical detail if the rear light does this, as to start off with a modern bus (torque converter & auto gearbox) the procedure is normally to use the footbrake, release the parking brake and put bus in drive, as the footbrake is…"
Nov 3
Diesel Domestique posted a discussion

Safety of buses at night

Has anyone else noticed the appalling design of the current newish buses being used in Brum  e,g. the No. 9 on the Hagley Road? Riding light, brake light and indicator are all contained in the one roundel which means at night when the brakes are applied  i.e. every time they stop at  a bus stop, the indicator becomes invisible due to the brightness of the brake lights. Problem when stopping and when they pull away. Begs the question about the one road testing actually done by the manufacturer…See More
Nov 2

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What sort of riding do you do?
Commuting, week-ends with cycling club, audax and sportive - all road
Where do you live?
Western suburbs of Brum
Tell us about your bike(s)
Merida for distance and Boardman for commuting
About me
Always been a cyclist since age of 4 - school, uni, work, etc. Hate bad drivers when I am driving and more so when I cycle! Need to educate everybody about each others needs - cars, buses, trucks, pedestrains, cyclists, equestrians - the lot. Typically about 9,000 miles a year including about 50 a week commuting into city centre.

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