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To Have Threatened These Children

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BrazillaBells · 19/07/2017 08:44

Was driving home yesterday down a main road in a 30mph zone.

To left of the road is the pavement then a grass hill which slopes down towards the pavement. On top of that hill is a housing estate.

On top of the hill were 2 boys (about 9/10 yo) on their bikes and as a car was driving past one of the boys sped down the grass hill, went to the edge of the curb and slammed on his brakes. Laughing and shouting back to his mate.

As I was driving past, I slowed right down just incase and sure enough the second boy came speeding down the hill, slamming his brakes on last minute and ends up nearly going over his handle bars into the road.

I stopped my car, wound my window down and shouted.
'What the hell are you playing at? Do you want to get killed? If I see you doing that again, I'll call the police and they'll seize your bikes!'

The boys just cycled off sniggering to each other.

I was bloody fuming!

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buggerthebotox · 19/07/2017 08:48

I'd have done the same. Not sure about the police bit, but I'd certainly have had strong words with them about safety.


yellowgymball · 19/07/2017 08:52


You will probably get some mardy people say you shouldn't have shouted at special snowflake children blah blah blah.

They fucking deserved what they got and more if it stops them doing it again.

If they didn't manage to stop not only would they possibly kill themselves or end up with life changing injuries, they would fucking ruin the life of the poor driver who they rode into.

Stupid thoughtless dickheads.


MrsJayy · 19/07/2017 08:53

Dh did this last week 2 boys scooting over the road without looking they were arsing about zigzagging he put down the window and asked them if they fancied being knocked over they replied nostop being so stupid then, they muttered and got off the road. Yanbu to tell them off even if said you would call the police.


woodhill · 19/07/2017 09:01

Well done OP. So stupid and dangerous.


FlandersRocks · 19/07/2017 09:03

YANBU bloody idiots.


skyzumarubble · 19/07/2017 09:04

Seems to be the new thing here to act like a dick in the road on a fancy mountain bike. Teenagers who a couple of years ago would have had mopeds but the parents have wished up to that now have pedal bikes. They ride down the road playing chicken with the cars - one came off in front of me the other day luckily I had seen them and slowed right down. One of them will get seriously injured soon.

I yell at them all the time op.


MrsJayy · 19/07/2017 09:10

A teenager regularly passes my house on the road doing bloody wheelies yes it is a residential street but cars still come round the corners i just think you are an idiot


EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans · 19/07/2017 09:16

YANBU. If those idiots got knocked over all my sympathy would be with the driver.


SchadenfreudePersonified · 19/07/2017 09:24

This is one of my greatest dreads!

When skateboards were all the rage about two decades ago, kids would come shooting down steep streets (where I live is ALL steep streets), between parked cars and straight into the road - it was a nightmare!

Same with the sir little sods doing "star jumps" in front of traffic. One of my neighbours actually allowed a child hime and told his parents exactly what their idiot son was getting up to. (Dangerous in these times, I imagine)

You did right OP


zzzzz · 19/07/2017 09:40

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PsammeadPaintedTheLion · 19/07/2017 09:41

I know it's a bit of a cliche, but I really do agree with the idea that it takes a village to raise a child. That sometimes includes a stranger yelling at a kid when they are about to break their neck!


TondelayaDellaVentamiglia · 19/07/2017 09:59

It's worth pretending you know their mother ime....give the wee nyaffs something to worry about

I yelled out of the car window to two girls on bikes (maybe 9 or 10 age)...just off a massive roundabout at the end of a dual carriage of them even had stabilisers on! Made my blood run cold! There was a pavement too!
One of the wee madams looked like she was ready to give me some lip as I yelled "Get off this road before you are killed!" until I followed it up with "Wait until I see YOUR mother!!"

Another time ...single track road, so I was not driving fast, around the bend to come face to face with a crowd of kids stretched right across the lane....obviously imagining they were The Secret Seven or something...they scattered in all directions as I slammed on my braked and aimed for a very small space... Dh leapt out of the car and roared at them, "do you know who I am??" One of them did, at that time dh was the local bobby who had recently been spending time in local primary schools covering Cycling Proficiency!
I don't imagine many of those children had a decent night's sleep that night!


zen1 · 19/07/2017 10:02

We have this problem with kids on bikes round our way. They cycle round in groups (mainly 10-18 yr olds), doing wheelies on the pavement or cycling down the wrong side of the road to 'challenge' oncoming traffic. They don't seem to have any awareness of the danger they put themselves and others in.


Notso · 19/07/2017 10:09

37 year old me would do the same. I'd want someone to tell my kids off if they were being horrors.

Although 10 year old me would piss myself laughing at "...seize your bikes", once I got told off by a driver for letting my sister ride on the back of my bike, the phrase "illegal passenger" was used. We were shit scared, but we laughed and still laugh about that phrase.


thiswillhavetodo · 19/07/2017 10:18

That sounds like a fair warning! It's for everyone's safety after all including theirs!!! YANBU xx


MrsJayy · 19/07/2017 11:06

Oh yes I am telling your mum I have done thatGrin 1 of mine was climbing over somebodies wall as a kid the woman shouted I AM TELLING YOUR GRAN, Dd told me so she wouldn't get in trouble with her Gran


SpikeGilesSandwich · 19/07/2017 11:21

I remember a lad from my primary school got run over playing chicken on his bike. The police came into school with his broken helmet and gave us all a massive lecture about how that could have been his skull. (He was injured but not fatally) It really left an impression.

I hope if my DS is that stupid in the future that someone like you yells at him OP. I'd appreciate someone telling me if possible too so I could read him the riot act at home.

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