Not that it was a reasoned debate: the van driver swore, and threw a missile.But kudos to the cyclist for getting the right date for the cessation of the Road Fund.[UPDATE: the video embedded below was taken down for a while because the driver was reported to the police and the video uploader didn’t want to prejudice the case.However, today (15th September 2010) he has got in touch to reveal that the driver was cautioned for assault and charged with driving without due consideration: he received five points on his licence and had to pay a fine.There’s an “oomph” sound as the bottle hits the cyclist.The van driver slams on his brakes, squeezes in to the left again and, point proven (ie I’m heavier and more solid than you), accelerates away. He really ought to ride with an i Pay Road Tax jersey, available on this site and from major stores such as Evans.The cyclist has only been posting his helmetcam videos to You Tube since June 4th. The start of the video showed that the van driver incorrectly pulled out on to the more major road when he should have allowed another vehicle (the guy on the bike) to continue.
The van driver brakes, and then, to bully the fellow road user, squeezes in to the left of the road to reduce the room for the cyclist.Shocked at the erratic driving, the cyclist yells “You’re driving!” The driver shouts back: “You don’t pay road tax though, do you?I have been a widow for three years and I think it is time to increase my social set of friends and have some nice times.I am looking to meet similar minded people for friendship and good company.