Driver filmed having ‘total meltdown’ with Carmarthenshire cyclist
A Welsh Government minister has called for Dyfed-Powys Police to look at a video that shows a driver having a “total meltdown” when confronting a cyclist.
Matt Page was riding his bike outside of Llandovery on the A483. The video shows the unidentified driver stopping to confront the cyclist, who films the encounter.
The motorist yells “Do you remember smacking my car?” When Matt Page says he’s from Llangadog the man responds: “Llangadog, do you? So you don’t f*cking live here, you live in Llangadog, now f*ck off!”
Deputy Climate Change Minister Lee Waters, who is a keen advocate of sustainable transport such as cycling, tweeted to say that the incident was “really horrible” and called for Dyfed-Powys police to look into it.
Matt Page said that he had already reported the matter to the police.
“I was riding with a friend at the time and doing a good pace and it’s a dead straight road with no traffic and that is why I have absolutely no idea why he was so irate as he passed initially,” contributor Matt Page told road.cc.
“He close passed us tooting, then stopped in the middle of both carriageways 100 metres later and started shouting, so obviously has a big issue with cyclists in general.
“After driving off he was stopped, waiting for us to come along and his stance and manner, I knew he was about to start something, which is why I started filming.”
The argument centred on whether Matt Page and a fellow cyclist were allowed to ride two abreast on the road, which is legal under the Highway Code. The man in the car however claimed that one of the cyclists had hit his car.
Matt Page said that he was later confronted by the same man in Llandovery town centre.