"Sadly for your scenario's that I have seen the footage for, I think neither would result in a police visit as clear as it is. They were clearly idiots, especially the van, but his gesture would result in the police struggling to pursue a section 5 let alone driving without due care"
I disagree James
In both cases the drivers could be charge under the offences of:
1. Failing to conform to a Traffic Sign.
In that they failed to give way to oncoming traffic. And that being the case they were also guilty of
2. Careless Driving:
I refer you to http://www.cps.gov.u...ences/#P84_4838
You see my argument is [in the near 25,000 yearly instances of death or serious injury that happen on our roads] The only way you will get safer roads is by prosecuting those who commit traffic offences. There is no other interpitation for what took place in both those clips.
You either nip bad / aggresive driving in the bud or you pay the price later on down the line. Those 25,000 dead or seriously injured people, that £34.8 billion cost to the economy is in the main a result of bad / aggresive driving. Hence my referance to being either Proactive or Reactive in policing traffic violations.
And by policing I don't mean the existing policing structure need take the load in that regard. Think outside the box, people who can only tell me why something cannot be done, they "frustrate me" So much so I decided to stop "taking a wage" so to speak when I was 30 years old, and went into business on my own account [ and not in the area that I had previously earned my living from] I've had people say to me what do you know about a "certain" business it's not your area of expertise.I'd reply that might be the case, but knowing whats wrong with a businees is a good place to start turning it around. Anyway long story short three business later I was able to virtually retire from business when I was 49 years old. Thats what thinking out side the box can achieve.