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Worried about being reported for dangerous driving

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ljn1650 Mon 26-Oct-20 15:17:52

I was exiting a motorway today via a roundabout. I misjudged the gap, and pulled out in front of another driver. It was entirely my fault and I accept responsibility for it.

She naturally went mad, beeping and gesturing at me, then carried on driving her way in another direction to me.

I feel terrible, and wondering if I'm going to get into trouble if she reports me.

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picklemewalnuts Mon 26-Oct-20 15:19:00

No, the chances of her having filmed you, sending it to the police, and them acting on it are slim to non existent.

We all make mistakes.

FloreanFortescue Mon 26-Oct-20 15:25:54

Slim to non. Put it to the back of your mind.

earlydoors42 Mon 26-Oct-20 15:48:33

No that won't happen, don't worry!

KindergartenKop Mon 26-Oct-20 15:54:53

No. She was just pissed off. She's obviously in too much of a rush to report you. Nobody got hurt, take more care next time and stop stressing about it! I get like this sometimes though, so I understand!

TheQueef Mon 26-Oct-20 16:00:10

It was a near miss.
A miss.
Allow it to shit you up and concentrate more.
Don't catastrophise it, everyone has done it brew

VinylDetective Mon 26-Oct-20 16:01:28

We’ve all done it. Use it as a wake up call.

Mumofsend Mon 26-Oct-20 16:02:31

We've all misjudged at one point or another. People who react like she did are the issue, not you

CakeRequired Mon 26-Oct-20 16:03:53

Eh you won't do it again now will you haha. We all make mistakes, sucks when they happen but no one got hurt. Doubtful that you'll get dangerous driving as a sentence, even if police show up at your door, it will be a slap on the wrist type thing and only because they've got nothing better to do.

CottonSock Mon 26-Oct-20 16:03:54

Very unlikely. And what would the police do. You didn't cause an accident. Try and put it behind you.

JacobReesMogadishu Mon 26-Oct-20 16:05:55

The police aren’t even interested in actual collisions unless someone is hurt or the driver is drunk, etc. A near miss due to a misjudgement rather than blatantly reckless driving wouldnt be followed up.

HaHaVeryBunny Mon 26-Oct-20 16:07:28

Not a chance she will report you. Try not to worry.

dementedpixie Mon 26-Oct-20 16:11:34

Shes not going to report you. Sometimes these things happen

DynamoKev Mon 26-Oct-20 16:14:09

You are at zero risk of getting into trouble for that. Police have zero time for following up stuff like this at the moment.

SurreyHillsGirl Mon 26-Oct-20 16:15:11

Mumofsend

We've all misjudged at one point or another. People who react like she did are the issue, not you

I'm a v calm driver but I think in a near miss that could have been a very serious accident like the one the OP describes, it's a pretty normal reaction to beep the horn and 'go mad' at the person who has caused it, unless you are a Buddhist monk!

gamerchick Mon 26-Oct-20 16:15:39

She's not going to report you.

This happened to me recently, someone pulled out on me at a roundabout and I missed her by a knats dick I swear. As did the car right behind me had to slam the anchors on.

I felt really bad later on once I'd stopped shaking, that I called her a fucking wanker, with horns going. Just no need to kick off when someone makes a mistake.

Stop worrying and just pay attention next time. Slow and steady, it's not worth hurrying.

lockeddownandcrazy Mon 26-Oct-20 16:18:11

Even if she had a dashcam nothing actually happened, so dont stress about it. You know what you did and hopefully wont do it again so just think it must have been a lucky day as you didnt touch, and move on.

PleasantVille Mon 26-Oct-20 16:18:28

Do you drive a lot?

It's a little worrying that you did that in the first place, I drive a lot and if I get cut up at a roundabout it's pretty much always deliberately by the type of driver you'd expect to do it, what do you mean by misjudged the gap?

Lweji Mon 26-Oct-20 16:18:31

You're overreacting.

Just be more careful next time.

Punkpumpkin Mon 26-Oct-20 16:22:31

She’s not going to report you.

She was annoyed with you because you drove badly, she showed she was annoyed by beeping her horn. That’s it! Stop overthinking. She’s probably forgotten about it by now.

CheetasOnFajitas Mon 26-Oct-20 16:27:17

It won’t have crossed her mind to report you and the police would not be interested. What makes you think that people go around reporting near misses to the police? The only thing I can think of is when people report commercial drivers to their employers if they are seen to be driving dangerously, often there’s a number on the van or lorry encouraging that.

Just chalk it up to experience and use it to inspire you to be more careful in future. Are you a very new driver?

BigBadVoodooHat Mon 26-Oct-20 16:33:08

Have you not been driving for very long? I only ask because everyone who drives has misjudged, pulled out when they shouldn’t have, and incurred the wrath of another driver. You’re shook up for a while, you feel stupid, and you feel grateful things didn’t turn out worse.

I’ve done it. I’ve had it done to me countless times. It happens thousands of times everyday and everywhere.

You’re not going to receive a driving conviction.

cdtaylornats Mon 26-Oct-20 16:39:05

Near miss - a phrase used to pretend it wasn't dangerous. It was a near hit.

GameSetMatch Mon 26-Oct-20 16:40:26

She won’t report you, even if she did nothing happened? The police won’t care one bit and there’s no evidence.

TeamLucille Mon 26-Oct-20 16:47:09

She was rightly annoyed with you, you nearly crashed into her, and even at a roundabout probably not going that slowly if straight from the motorway.

Nothing happened. She will be more cautious in roundabouts for awhile, you will have learnt not to barge in front of other drivers. It's life.

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