I was driving (previous model Ford Fiesta) on the N1 South towards Centurion when I saw in my rear-view mirror a silver Mitsubishi Pajero driving quit fast. I was in the middle lane as the road has been upgraded to five lanes. A few metres infront of me was an old Honda Ballade. The next thing I saw was this huge Pajero skimming past me on the left hand side, I had such a fright that a swerved slightly to the right inorder for him not to scratch my car or drive off with my side mirror. I was shocked and hooted at him just to let him realise how close he actually came. And to be honest I flashed my lights. I don't normally do this. But I was really shocked. I saw him slowing down remarkbly (as did I to about 80km) and thought that he was slowing down for the slow moving Honda infront. This was not the case. The driver of the Pajero then came basically to a dead halt and as I put on the indicator to move into the left lane all of the sudden the Pajero swerved to the left as I was passing him. It seemed as if he wanted to hit me on the right hand side of the car. The older man was going bonkers and I can just imagine what he was yelling to me. I had to swerve drastically to the last left lane inorder not for him to hit me. Luckily I always look in all my mirrors checking for other cars and they were all far behind me. Thank goodness! On the downhill just past/under the Hans Strijdom bridge the Pajero increased his speed and came directly towards me and again swerved left as if he was trying to hit me. Again I decreased my speed to between 60km and 70km and slightly swerved to the left aswell. He swerved infront of me again almost stoppind dead. I did not do anything this time as I could not move anywhere this time and only decreased my speed even more. The driver then sped off but luckily I memorised the numberplate. I am really shocked by the whole affair. I usually let stuff like this go and never report it. However I have had enough of these big cars bullying smaller cars and especially women drivers. This guy not only endangered my life but everyone travelling on that road this morning. If he did this to me he is doing this to other people aswell. I am not sure what will happen now that I have posted this report but I would like to warn other drivers to be careful of such drivers like the Pajero driver. Please report driving like this.
|Crime Category:||Reckless Driving|
|Address:||N1 South before Hans Strijdom bridge|
|Crime Date/Time:||16 Mar 2011, 00:03 AM|
|Reported Date:||16 Mar 2011, 10:03 AM|