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To have reported this driver?

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HelloCanYouHearMe Thu 29-Sep-16 17:08:20

Was on my way to collect DS from nursery about half an hour or so ago, walking up a quiet residential road.

As i turned into the nursery carpark, I was aware of a vehicle coming up behind me at speed. Turned to see a courier driving a large van whilst on his mobile phone.

In addition to having his phone glued to his ear, he failed to give way to a car coming in the other direction... who promptly put his hand on the horn.

The van driver slammed on the brakes, whacked his van into reverse and started to reverse down the road after the car driver.... by this time another car was coming up behind him, so he stopped and drove off.

Apparently IBU as now that ive reported this bloke, he could lose his job (according to MIL who also thinks that his emplyer will pass on my phone number and this guy will track me down)

I doubt that he will lose his job, but you know what, if he does...I dont care... he was breaking the law

HelloCanYouHearMe Thu 29-Sep-16 17:09:14

I called the company that was emblazened down theside ofnthe van he was driving. The HR dept weren't very impressed to hear about his behaviour

PurpleWithRed Thu 29-Sep-16 17:10:52


Sirzy Thu 29-Sep-16 17:10:58

I would have reported it to the company and the police. Very dangerous driving, even worse outside a nursery.

VashtaNerada Thu 29-Sep-16 17:11:17

YANBU. I once reported a cab driver who drove so badly we had several near-misses. I felt incredibly guilty until I thought to myself 'what if next time he hits a child?' It's the right thing to do.

AnythingMcAnythingface Thu 29-Sep-16 17:15:40

YANBU, you are awesome. I hope he does lose his job, tomorrow it could be a child!

MillieMoodle Thu 29-Sep-16 17:18:28

YANBU. I reported a taxi driver once, as his driving was shocking. The cab company were grateful that they had been informed and said it wasn't the first time that he'd been reported and he was on his last chance.

Hushabyelullaby Thu 29-Sep-16 17:18:30

YWNBU, what an idiot! He absolutely deserves everything that may be coming his way.

Borogoves Thu 29-Sep-16 17:18:46

No YANBU. He's a danger and an accident waiting to happen. Well done!

HelloCanYouHearMe Thu 29-Sep-16 17:20:03

Thats what i keep thinking.... loads of toddlers/pre-schoolers about. Actually, quite a few people about full stop as at the top of the road are a few shops and its a popular walking route to the local secondary....

Stupid enough to drive like that, but to do it in the work van too!

DesolateWaist Thu 29-Sep-16 17:20:08

YWNBU in the slightest. Not fussed if he does lose his job

HerFaceIsaMapOfTheWorld Thu 29-Sep-16 17:21:26

YANBU but nothing will come of you reporting him because its hear say

butterfliesandzebras Thu 29-Sep-16 17:23:46

Better he lose his job than somebody lose a life. But he's unlikely to lose his job unless there are many complaints against him.

HelloCanYouHearMe Thu 29-Sep-16 17:34:12

I dont doubt for one second that he wont be losing his job.... hopefully if the company can I.D him from the info i gave, & give him a warning to make him think before doing it again, it'll be enough

HereIAm20 Thu 29-Sep-16 17:57:35

We came back from Wembley Stadium after a cup final following a coach from our town (carrying supporters including many children) that drove in a very dangerous fashion, weaving in and out of traffic on the motorway, tailgating and completely cutting me up on a roundabout.

I reported the coach that morning only to be told that I wasn't the first to call. The main reasons I did were that there were kids on board and that I knew that coach company was used to bus local secondary school kids to various schools in the area.

The driver lost his job but at least I didn't hear of an horrific crash killing kids shortly after!

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