Will the police do anything about this?

(9 Posts)
MsJamieFraser Fri 15-Jan-16 18:39:59

Local bus company driver forced his way out at a junction that we had right of way (dh had to emergency break) 5ft to 10ft away, with DC and myself in the car. Dh tooted very loudly and gave him the WTF arms.... bus driver shrugged his shoulders and carried on driving. hmm

Ds1 is complaining that he is sore on his tummy (he is fine, red mark, so looks bruised, he's been checked out by our neighbour who is A&E senior nurse)

Also car only 18 months old so breaks are shit hot!.

I phoned to make a formal complaint, and they said that they will look into it and and if needed he will get re-trained, They took my email address and that was it! Its all on CCTV so I am not bothered about them looking into it, the CCTV will say what we said.

AIBU to think that we had no chance if dh didn't react as he did... as we would have went straight into a single decker bus at 30mph.

I dont want his blood, but I dont think this also is a acceptable response, It feels as if we have just been brusged under the carpet.

Dh wants to report it to the police as he is a danger to other drivers, but also the travellers who could have been in the bus (was not in service).

I'm drinking wine now.

whois Fri 15-Jan-16 18:45:00

And this is why you always have to look out for idiots doing things like pulling out when they shouldn't.

Glad you're ok but I'm not sure I'd bother with the police or anything since there was no accident.

HermioneJeanGranger Fri 15-Jan-16 18:47:33

I don't think the police can really do anything.

BaronessBomburst Fri 15-Jan-16 18:47:38

I would report him to the police for dangerous driving.
Do you have a dashcam?

Walkingintheraindrops Fri 15-Jan-16 18:48:33

No they won't do anything.

TattyDevine Fri 15-Jan-16 18:49:29

I hate this shite. I had an Eddie Stobart lorry do similar to me at a roundabout once, it was my right of way, but his attitude was very much "I don't give a shit, I'm bigger so you will just have to stop if you are lucky and wait". I got his reg number and noted the exact time and location and reported him via their website. I didn't think anything would come of it but they phoned me up to apologise, and told me it would go on his permanent record! He said in the meeting they had with him that he recalled the incident but he "just didn't see me" (pft!, he even gave me the "meh, I'm going anyway" look).

I felt bad for about a millisecond but then decided he chose to drive that way, so whatevs.

Furiosa Fri 15-Jan-16 18:50:52

I'd write to the bus company detailing the incident (bus drivers are notorious for this sort of thing, DH recently had a run-in with a bus driver who was mad at him because he wouldn't let him out when DH had right of way).

You're perfectly within your rights to inform the police (non-emergency obviously), but I wouldn't expect them to take it particularly seriously.

If only you had a dash-cam, the outcome would be different as it would have been evidence.

Hope your DS1 is feeling better now.

notquitehuman Fri 15-Jan-16 18:58:44

You can certainly log it. When someone almost knocked DH off his bike he called the non emergency number and they logged a near miss. I suppose if other people then complained in future they'd have a record of this idiot's behaviour. Doubt they'll do much though.

MsJamieFraser Fri 15-Jan-16 18:59:23

we dont have dash cam, we normally do... but here is the kicker...

middle of December our neighbour went into our car and was written off, (was on drive way, apparently didn't see it) so "new" car, new car seats (Maxi Cosi RodiFix) new dash cam being delivered tomorrow...

dh says he wants to report for dangerous driving, on the local non emergency number. I'm just unhappy about the lack of... well response. It feels as if he's getting a slap in the wrist.

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