Scott Leaver was charged with Common Assault and Public Order offences and was sentenced to a Community Order, three months curfew at his home from 8am - 8pm, and ordered to pay £85 court fines.

Incident near East Putney tube station. The driver performed a dangerous pass as I was about to overtake the parked bus (32 seconds), forcing me to veer left behind the bus. When I caught up with him I looked in the vehicle but did not say or gesture anything. He started the conversation with "what's the matter?" (transcript below)

He does not appear to be aware of the Primary Position. The guidance on Primary Positioning from the Department of Transport is available here: professionals.bikeability.org.uk/download/704/

Also interesting that towards the end of the video, a man across the road appears to be offering him support - "tell it like it is...arseholes, every single one of them".

The rear view of this incident is at automobilrevue.net/v/RVo1cGZDZ1dSUW8.

Transcript:

Driver: What’s the matter?
Me: That wasn’t good driving mate.
Driver: Hang on, you pulled in front of me, bang in the middle of the road, not pulling to one side, you’re the one in the wrong.
Me: When? At the lights?
Driver: At the lights yeah.
Me: I’m entitled to be there, it’s safer……
Driver: Straight in the middle of the road.
Me: You know you’re on camera mate?
Driver: Do I give a fuck? Pull over.
Driver: Do you think I give a fuck? About your camera?
Me: I’m allowed……
Driver: You, I tell you what you done right, you pulled, you was in front of me at the lights right, and when you went behind the bus, bang in the middle instead of pulling over to the side to let cars past, you decided to stay bang in the fucking middle.
Me: Yeah, that’s the safest……
Driver: No, no, it’s not, you’re in the fucking way of me, so see your camera?
Driver: See that thing there, I’ll stick that right up your fucking arse. Right? Now fucking mess about with me right cunt, you was in my fucking way, right?
Me: I’m entitled to……
Driver: You can put that wherever you fucking want.
Driver: Get in front of me again I’ll fucking run you straight over, cunt.
Driver: Yeah fucking cunt, straight in front of me, you and your fucking webcam.

Comments

    • K-R J
      K-R J

      First he overtake a cyclist in the same lane right in front of a bus (which easily could have ended up with a collision resulting in the death of the cyclist) and then he goes on about the cyclist being in the middle of the road and not to the side and that the cyclist was in his way and claims the cyclist pulled in front of him, even though the cyclist was in front of him and was in the same lane as him. I don't know where to begin really, but basically everything he did and said is wrong. If he was king and made the rules, I am sure he would be right, but luckily he is not king and do not make any laws or rules on who people should be driving or cycling. Instead, lets look at some actual legal references about this:

      *Cyclists have a right to claim the lane*
      It may come as a surprise to most drivers but cyclists have as much right as drivers to take up the entire lane. You will often see cyclists riding side-by-side, and you, as a driver, may think they’re being selfish by doing so. But the fact is the cyclist is actually reducing the risk of having an accident; it’s the safest way for them to cycle, particularly if there’s a blind bend, a narrowing of the road, a high risk junction, pinch point or traffic lights ahead.

      Cyclists should never cycle in the gutter as it gives no room for avoiding obstacles and leaves no room to fall if an accident occurs, increasing the risk of falling into the road and potentially under the wheels of a vehicle.

      *Allow plenty of space*
      When overtaking a cyclist a driver is required to give them as much room as you would a car, where possible. Cyclists may need to swerve to avoid hazards. Drivers should always anticipate that there may be a pothole, oily, wet or icy patch or some other obstruction.

      Don’t drive too close behind a cyclist as you may not be able to stop in time if they come off their bike or pull up abruptly. Unless you have an entire clear, empty lane in which to pass, slow down and wait until there is room to pass, and do so slowly.

      *It’s your responsibility as a driver to avoid hitting the cyclist, not the responsibility of the cyclist to avoid getting hit by you.*
      http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/Safety-advice/Road-Safety-Vehicle-Security/Cyclists.aspx

      *When to take the lane*
      If you can keep up with the traffic, such as around town, it's safest to take the lane. It's also the position to adopt when you want to dissuade drivers from doing something stupid, like cutting you up. Here's a non-exhaustive list of situations when it's best to take the lane.
      • Approaching a pinch point, such as pedestrian island in the centre of the road.
      • Approaching and negotiating a roundabout.
      • Approaching Give Way markings.
      • Approaching a side road, to prevent drivers from 'left-hooking' you and to help drivers on the side road to see you.
      • Approaching traffic lights.
      • Approaching a blind corner.
      • Negotiating a junction.
      • In queues of stationary traffic.
      • Overtaking parked cars.
      https://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/community/how-to/how-to-road-positioning

      about 1 year ago
    • That Welsh Guy
      That Welsh Guy In reply to K-R J

      Lots of low IQ responses here

      about 11 days ago
    • Stellar Andrews
      Stellar Andrews In reply to K-R J

      S K are you fucking nose blind. Try waiting a a pedestrian crossing beside some smelly BO or shit smelling cyclist. And they all seem to have bad breath 😷

      about 1 month ago
    • Stellar Andrews
      Stellar Andrews In reply to K-R J

      Daniel Mintern I’m gonna fill my washer jets with cats piss, 😂😂😂

      about 1 month ago
    • Stellar Andrews
      Stellar Andrews In reply to K-R J

      K-R J so you think I should drive 15- 20 MPH on a main 50 MPH road be late home to see my kids go to bed or help them with home work because 2 prat’s wanna gossip while riding their bikes
      On a road I and every other motorist pay thousands to maintain? New car 20% TAX. road fund TAX £200. Insurance 5% TAX servicing 20% Tax. And fuel 80% Tax.
      Thanks on top of income Tax. Shopping Tax. And every other bloody Tax so apart for your fare share Cycle Bikes 00000000000% TAX
      Keep on GOSSIPING YOU OLD FISH WIFE.

      about 1 month ago
    • Stephen Miller
      Stephen Miller In reply to K-R J

      Listen ok getting tired now of this conversation ok please just go away and put on your stupid little spandex or what ever you wear and ride your bike ok .... bored now ...

      about 2 months ago
    • Daniel W
      Daniel W

      Is that an American across the street saying, "Yo bro, tell it like it is"? Bwahahaha!!

      about 6 days ago
    • Paul Hutchings
      Paul Hutchings

      Bikes in middle of road..on pavements..shooting red lights..
      Scum

      about 11 days ago
    • Hugh Mungus
      Hugh Mungus

      Bloody cyclists, just take the back roads and get out the way of tax paying drivers. The guy in the shogun is a twat but you’re brought the conflict on yourself

      about 16 days ago
    • That Welsh Guy
      That Welsh Guy In reply to Hugh Mungus

      K den

      about 11 days ago
    • Great King Rat
      Great King Rat

      "Do I give a fuck?" (No... not according to your missus). He obviously did give a fuck, as he went on to try to sabotage the camera!!! Fat, uneducated, Putney slaphead!!!

      about 26 days ago
    • Richard Webster
      Richard Webster

      Chunky gold chain and chunky gold bracelet and vocabulary to match. Smooth he's obviously a man of wealth and taste

      about 29 days ago
    • Richard Webster
      Richard Webster In reply to Richard Webster

      I'm surprised the fat cunts not got socks on with his flip flops

      about 29 days ago
    • danny flynn
      danny flynn

      I doubt the prick was late 4 work....

      about 1 month ago
    • ROBERT MCCLAIR
      ROBERT MCCLAIR In reply to danny flynn

      @danny flynn no , I got that.
      I was just answering the dickheads yet to write in defending this excreta orifice !

      about 1 month ago
    • danny flynn
      danny flynn In reply to danny flynn

      @ROBERT MCCLAIR no I was being sarcastic. Doubt he contributes anything to society

      about 1 month ago
    • ROBERT MCCLAIR
      ROBERT MCCLAIR In reply to danny flynn

      What?
      You think he's EMPLOYABLE?
      He only needs the ' Britain First'/ Tommy Robinson tattoo to be the perfect stereotype.

      about 1 month ago
    • john moore
      john moore

      Just a fat slob mouthpiece I'd of knocked the cunt out wanker 👊🏿

      about 1 month ago
    • Terry Reed
      Terry Reed

      Fat ugly mother

      about 1 month ago
    • Bill Billy
      Bill Billy

      Fat cunt in flip flops 😱

      about 1 month ago
    • Tony Green
      Tony Green

      Scott leaver your a fat vest wearing bald prick and I would have sat you on your fat arse

      about 1 month ago
    • Mat mat
      Mat mat

      No fight?!

      about 1 month ago
    • Paul Scott
      Paul Scott

      Why do people turn into monsters when they're behind a wheel chill out you don't own the road

      about 1 month ago
    • zagman51
      zagman51

      He’s on his way to the Ron Pickering school of street etiquette.

      about 1 month ago
    • linda byrne
      linda byrne

      Wow! I wonder which way he voted in the Brexit referendum! 😏

      about 1 month ago
    • Sam Thompson
      Sam Thompson

      Londoners are all wankers..

      about 1 month ago
    • Phillip McKenzie
      Phillip McKenzie

      Mike r ( K-J r) If I had had a quid for every cyclist who has to stop at a red light then goes through the intersection by using the "pedestrian crossing area" to circumvent that red light, & then jump back onto the road once there across the intersection, I would be a millionaire. Oh, it is illegal you know, but I guess you cyclists don't worry about that?

      about 1 month ago
    • Cal Ricardo
      Cal Ricardo

      In the next 5 years I am certain that legislation will be passed meaning bicycle riders will have to undergo mandatory training to use the roads. I also think that they will be required to take out minimum third party insurance. Until then, I will continue to be amused at their misfortunes. :)

      about 1 month ago
    • JesusChristisfake
      JesusChristisfake

      Cyclist just love the trouble and go out of their way to cause it.

      about 1 month ago
    • ROBERT MCCLAIR
      ROBERT MCCLAIR In reply to JesusChristisfake

      Gawd,...worra moron you are...even if your moniker is correct !

      about 1 month ago
    • sue morley
      sue morley

      Does old buster blood vessel relies what fool he is

      about 1 month ago
    • Gaggy Mott
      Gaggy Mott

      I'd let him bang me....Cock and load....Fuckin love a baldy chav 😋😋😋

      about 1 month ago
    • Driver Hackney
      Driver Hackney

      In driving the driver didn't do anything wrong he was in the right the cyclists should of apply brake slow down then go because he provoked the driver he got out and start to abuse him the driver was wrong by abusing the cyclist

      about 1 month ago
    • Skipmonster
      Skipmonster

      Little willy syndrome

      about 1 month ago
    • Roger Grose
      Roger Grose

      Fat ass wearing a chain and sandals, now there's a look!! What a dick!!

      about 1 month ago
    • blxtothis
      blxtothis

      From a neutral perspective, both cyclist and motorist at fault, you should have been more aware of traffic before committing and he should, likewise, have been observant. Facing up to him like that is deliberately confrontational and obviously going to agitate this idiots 2 brain cells.

      The fat slob has to be reported for assault and public disorder, any dickhead wearing a vest in public is merely broadcasting to the world he’s sub-human!

      I live locally and am around Putney regularly, II’ll keep an eye out for that vehicle!

      about 1 month ago
    • Gary Coleman
      Gary Coleman

      Fat baldie cunt with girls sandels on.yeah I'd be shitting me self..😂😂😂😂

      about 2 months ago
    • yellowbelly58
      yellowbelly58

      Is that driver butterbean.?

      about 2 months ago
    • Lee Butler
      Lee Butler

      I fucking hate u cyclist’s very one of u cunts u all need running the fuck over

      about 2 months ago
    • That Welsh Guy
      That Welsh Guy In reply to Lee Butler

      K den

      about 11 days ago
    • Island life
      Island life

      Cannon ball head, overweight, singlet and gold chains with a "Holier than thou" attitude? Yup- this munter will one day try his number on the wrong person.

      about 2 months ago
    • Justin Paffvett
      Justin Paffvett

      It's a fat Phil Mitchell or a butter bean what a mess if he done that up north and grabbed a camera he would get knocked out

      about 2 months ago