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NSW Traffic Law - Can Driver Complain About Minor Traffic Incident?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by Btros, 15 August 2016.

  1. Btros

    Btros Guest

    Last night, I was involved in a traffic incident where I had a very stupid driver behind me high beaming their car lights at me because I had my dog in the back of the car and them flashing their lights was aggravated my dog and they were amused by this. However, I was not amused and they also got a reaction out of me as I pulled over stopping traffic hoping this driver would go around me, which they did quite abruptly then they cut out in front of me as I drove off.

    This, unfortunately, tried my patience so I gave them back their own medicine and continually flashed my high beams at them as we were stuck at a set of red lights

    When the lights turned green they drove off and I drove off and that was the end of the matter, not before ahe stuck up her finger at me as she drove off, which I found amusing as she was the one that started the whole altercation.

    Can anything legally come of this incident under traffic law? Can she make a complaint to the police or can she take legal action saying I was causing her grief and mental distress?

    Before anything legally can come about such incidents does the person need to file a police report and if the police to come to me, am I obligated to answer their questions or can I opt not to and get a lawyer first?

    Sorry for all these questions but I get quite nervous and anxious with such situations, and always assume the worst case scenario.

    Thank you for all your help
  2. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer
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    28 April 2014
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    Let me be clear.

    You are a danger to yourself and to others on the road.
    Please surrender your Drivers Licence immediately.
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  3. Btros

    Btros Guest

    Though this is only your opinion, it does not really answer my question.

    Considering I was not the instigator of this incident and was the victim and, unfortunately, let my emotions take over, in which most humans in my situation would probably have done the same.

    But thanks for your reply anyway.
  4. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

    27 May 2014
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    1. Yes
    2. Yes.
    3. Yes.

    How likely is anything going to happen? On my guess <10% for all three. Suspect police will say no witnesses, go away we are busy.

    Hopefully you know you did the wrong thing. Two individuals behaving badly does not make either one right.
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  5. AlphaR1

    AlphaR1 Active Member

    2 August 2016
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    Nothing is going to happen to you in regards to the police, stop stressing. Next time be the bigger person though. The road is full of morons, don't become another one.

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