Moment foul-mouthed van driver tells cyclist Jeremy Vine to 'f*** off'
Foul-mouthed van driver tells Jeremy Vine to ‘f*** off’ in heated row as presenter claims the motorist was on a ‘collision course’ with a cyclist at a junction… so who do you think is in the wrong?
- Radio 2 host Vine was cycling in Fulham, west London, at the time
- He spotted van so far over road markings that it nearly collided with the cyclist
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This is the moment a van driver told Jeremy Vine to ‘f*** off’ after the BBC presenter turned to speak to him when the motorist had a near-miss with another cyclist.
Radio 2 presenter Vine was cycling in Fulham, west London, when he witnessed the van being so far over the road markings that it nearly collided with the cyclist.
Vine shouted ‘woah, wow’ and turned to speak to the van driver, but he sped off and shouted ‘f*** off’ – as a passer-by said to Vine: ‘It’s alright boss, you’re in the right.’
The 57-year-old presenter then said: ‘Oh my God, I might go and have a word with him.’ But he then shared a meme saying: ‘Yeah, I don’t think that’s a good idea.’
He then spoke to the passer-by who was with two other men, and said: ‘I think they could be dangerous.’ The man replied: ‘They could be, they sound very aggressive.’
Jeremy Vine witnessed the van being so far over the road markings that it nearly hit the cyclist
Vine shouted ‘woah, wow’ and turned to speak to the van driver after the incident
The driver shouted ‘f*** off’ before as a passer-by told Vine: ‘It’s alright boss, you’re in the right’
Vine then joked: ‘He seems like the sort of guy who might not come to my birthday party.’
The presenter, who regularly tweets about incidents on the capital’s roads involving himself or other cyclists, posted the video of the incident on Twitter last night.
Captioning it, the presenter wrote: ‘Crikey. I was about to have a word with this van driver, and then decided I quite fancied getting home alive.’
Vine’s video has had 110,000 views so far. The incident happened at the junction of Harwood Road and Moore Park Road, near Fulham Broadway Underground station.
Jeremy Vine regularly tweets about incidents on London’s roads involving himself or other cyclists. Above, Vine on his £2,700 Electric Brompton bicycle in London in March 2019
The clip created some debate online, with one viewer saying: ‘Probably a bit quick and wide, but I assume he was that wide because of the bollard on the corner?’
Another tweeted Vine to say: ‘I view myself as primarily a cyclist (commute to work by bike too). But I also own and drive a LWB [long wheelbase] van like this. There are many junctions where it’s impossible to get around a bend on your own side. However of course, a driver needs to be aware of oncoming road users and yield.’
A third said: ‘Longer vehicles like this van sometimes need to use both sides of the road when making turns otherwise it would be impossible to make the turn without mounting the kerb or clipping the corner. Granted the driver should make sure both sides are clear before making the turn.’
A further viewer wrote: ‘Lovely lads though.’ And Vine replied: ‘Yes, absolutely.’
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