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to email a company grassing up a speeding driver?

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normalishdude Mon 03-Feb-14 12:48:42

I live on a 30 mph limit road. There are schools close by. I saw a van going at around 50-60 mph along the road this morning at around 8 am-I could have easily pulled out in front of it and been hit if I hadn't been as alert as I was. Should I email the company or does that make me even more of a mean spirited, grumpy old bastard than I already am?

ISeeYouShiverWithAntici Mon 03-Feb-14 12:49:59

at that speed? Hell yes I would.

I would also notify the police.

50-60 on a residential road? near a school?

They could kill someone.

FunkyBoldRibena Mon 03-Feb-14 12:52:02

No, do it. They are representing the company in that van. Write in/email to HR and report it.

Joysmum Mon 03-Feb-14 12:53:00

I'd phone, not email.

Trills Mon 03-Feb-14 12:53:34

YABU to use the phrase "grassing up" - you are not 11.

Whatisaweekend Mon 03-Feb-14 12:56:09

YANBU. If it was a mile or two over the limit then I would say don't report but 50/60 mph is outrageous on a 30 mph road. If the police had spotted the vehicle it would have been an automatic disqualification for the driver (then a lost job etc!)

normalishdude Mon 03-Feb-14 13:17:22

Oh, I am sorry- I failed to consult my 'dictionary of age-related idioms and their associated uses' this morning. And how do you know how old I am?

clarksonforPM Mon 03-Feb-14 13:20:58

I'm guessing it was a lot less speed than you actually think, no harm was done, the driver was most probably fully aware of his surroundings, I'd leave it.

normalishdude Mon 03-Feb-14 13:22:22

Now, that DOES sound like something an 11 year old would say, ClarksonforPM. :0)...

leadrightfoot Mon 03-Feb-14 13:23:34

phone company ask to speak to HR, complain give all details you can. Amazing what results it will bring

ThursdayLast Mon 03-Feb-14 13:24:01

Obviously NOT aware of his surroundings, otherwise he would have been able to read the big sign that said 30

SirChenjin Mon 03-Feb-14 13:24:15

I'd report it. Hopefully they will have a word with him, remind him that speed limits are there for a reason and he'll slow down before he kills or injures someone (or loses his licence and livelihood for having too many points)

Hissy Mon 03-Feb-14 13:27:06

I would!

I saw a horrid van driver tailgating a small car one evening on my way home, there were no numbers, only a name on the van, and I couldn't find the company online, or i'd have rung and reported the little shite driver

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Mon 03-Feb-14 13:39:19

Report. Also report to VOSA if it's a big fleet like DPD, Yodel etc. The vehicles are tracked and causing or permitting their drivers to speed is an offence.

MeridianB Mon 03-Feb-14 13:39:58

I did this a few years ago. I was tail-gated REALLY badly at speed by a van along a lengthy exit lane on the motorway. There was a lot of traffic in front of me so I was not dawdling or blocking a free stretch of road and there was nowhere to move to.

I very carefully used my handsfree to call my home answerphone and I recorded the name of the company and the last few letters/digits of the licence plate.

When I got home I called the company to complain and they immediately asked if I could describe the driver's appearance. I said he was older with longish hair and a big grey beard (he'd been so close!) and they said 'Oh that's Joe, we've had this problem with him before and will tell his manager."!!

I nearly called another company just this week when a van almost mowed me down on a zebra crossing.

So do call or email, normalish, as the companies should know how dangerously their staff are driving and how badly they are representing them.

MaxPepsi Mon 03-Feb-14 13:42:36

Ring the non emergency number and report him.
The van will then be on anpr and will be pulled by the police.
I had to report some knob at the weekend for nearly hitting us twice in the space of 10mins.
He got a fixed penalty notice and a good talking to from the police!

Plomino Mon 03-Feb-14 13:50:17

Absolutely let them know . Quite apart from the fact that he's breaking the law and endangering other road users , it's not a great advert for the firm. If there's a problem with the road and lots of vehicles doing it , it's worth making a complaint to the roads policing unit as they will task one of the traffic cars with going out there with a camera. They did in our village , and then emailed us the number of people who were well over the limit , which in our case is a 40mph , but gets broken by everyone and biscuit, tractors and all .

Of course it turned out that nearly a third of the worst offenders turned out to be residents ....

FionaJT Mon 03-Feb-14 14:02:54

Definitely do it! There are a lot of shit drivers out there, and the only hope that they will ever stop is if people keep on pulling them up on it. If they think they are getting away with it they will keep behaving like idiots.

yoshipoppet Mon 03-Feb-14 14:29:56

It often amazes me how many people drive a works vehicle like this. It's not a good advert for the company is it? Yes, I would report the driver to the firm.

mindthegap01 Mon 03-Feb-14 21:41:25

Definitely report it.

MooMaid Mon 03-Feb-14 21:50:54

If you got the reg number of it report it on 101 non emergency number

specialsubject Mon 03-Feb-14 22:03:23

do it.

'grassing up', like 'sneaking' is a playground concept. In the adult world we report criminals.

normalishdude Tue 04-Feb-14 10:11:21

grassing up, sneaking, reporting criminals- it's the same thing, whatever you think it should be called in the 'adult world'.

hiddenhome Tue 04-Feb-14 10:14:10

Me and ds1 were following a van one day and he was all over the road. He nearly hit an oncoming vehicle. We videoed him on my phone then phoned his company and reported. He must have been texting or drunk or something confused

following Tue 04-Feb-14 10:17:32

yanbu i phoned a taxi firm when the driver was rude and wouldnt move his car so i could get mine out , also a coach driver when he did a wanker sign after he undercut me and pulled out in front .

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