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52 Black Shadow

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Was this a reasonable response?

Text below was an e-mail sent to the MD of the company concerned following an issue with one of his drivers this morning.  Was it a reasonable response?  and why do these drivers in vans plastered with company name and contact details feel they are anonymous?

 

"

Good morning Dean,

                                             As discussed this morning on the phone, I had a problem this morning with one of your drivers.

 

About 9:30 this morning I was riding south on the M1 towards London.  For a short while I was behind a white van, covered in Shelden Healthcare stickers. The traffic was flowing steadily, and the van came to a point where there was a large gap in the third lane (of 4).   The driver indicated and pulled over to the left, allowing me to overtake (so far it all sounds fine), and as I pulled alongside the van and was about to wave to acknowledge his considerate driving I noticed that the driver (a male of perhaps late 20’s or early 30’s with ginger hair) was mouthing something at me and shaking his hand in what is generally known as the “Wanker” sign.

 

I have no idea what his problem is, up to this point I had seen nothing to indicate any friction.  I don’t find his behaviour acceptable, and will certainly not be recommending Shelden Healthcare to any of my colleagues on the strength of his behaviour.

 

I look forward to some feedback on his perceived reason for this behaviour."

 

 

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cheekymonkey

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cheekymonkey says:

Well done Keith.

You did right. Too many Herberts like him around...all brave in their vans or cars, causing trouble everywhere.
He`s an incident/accident waiting to happen.
You might`ve saved somebody from harm if his disciplinary makes him think twice next time.

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

Yep

you're right, you were there and we weren't.

Then again, you asked. So I gave an honest response based on the information you provided.

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52 Black Shadow

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Not a problem Eric..............

I did ask, and did appreciate the honest answers.  I'm not offended by those who don't agree with me.

 

Colin, thanks for the vote of support, I just get fed up with threatening behaviour from idiots in cars and vans who think because I'm on a bike I'm fair game.

 

Ride safe all,

 

Shad.

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

I just think

you have to choose your battles. Oiks like the one you describe are fairly prevalent throughout society.

Increasingly, I agree that a fair few members of society think it's fair game to use their vehicle as a weapon or at least a threat........but a wanker sign isn't quite there....

Yet, if you also observed additional behaviours as you suggest, perhaps he does need a bit of a wake up call that greater consideration for road users is required.

I'll be interested to hear how the MD responds further.

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

in my transport days

I once had someone phone to complain that he had seen one of our (Stobarts) drivers without his tie on!?!....those were the days :unsure:

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vulcanrider

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vulcanrider says:

You should

challenge challenging behaviour, if Shads challenging this guys behaviour curbs his behaviour it may prevent an escalation of his crap attitude.

I've been on the wrong end of an idiot in a Landrover in Cornwall trying to push into me in a traffic queue and chasing me up the A30 after I shouted at him to stop. There's plenty of brave buggers in a tin box.

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

I always

Keep in mind company vans that drive badly or try and kill me and never use their services (where I remember). Their attitude to driving says a lot about their attitude to other people and how conscientious they are. Plus these people always moan about motorcyclists. When was the last time a motorcycle almost killed you on the road? 

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preunit

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preunit says:

.

"When was the last time a motorcycle almost killed you on the road? " 
when trying to keep up with gunga :smile

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snev

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snev says:

hey Shad...

Get a BUSA..... It don't take any shit from no twatish drivers....oh no.....:ph43r:

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babyrocket

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babyrocket says:

well done to you

and arise sir shad, nasty pieces of work those gingers, might just learn they arent as invisible as they think.

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