M666 DAW 2017-09-25 21:34:29

I had an encounter with this chap and sent the mail bellow to Lancashire police and bury council - the police went round and had a word, shame I hadn't seen this website or I'd have pointed them in its direction...

To whom it may concern

Yesterday evening (13 July 2017) I was travelling down the M66 in a northerly direction (from the m62 toward the Ramsbottom junction) at about 15:35 (give or take a few minutes).

Prior to the Bury exit (2) I observed a black vehicle in my rear view mirror undertaking a number of vehicles and eventually as the motorway reduced from 3 lanes to 2 lanes (at exit 2) the vehicle in question ended up behind me. At this point in time I was in the right hand land and in the flow of traffic which was moving at approximately 70mph and overtaking vehicles in the slower lane (I had left a sensible distance between myself and the vehicle in front). After about ¾ mile or so I noticed the vehicle behind flashing its headlights and the chap behind the driving wheel waving his arms (and very close to the rear of my vehcle). I assumed he wanted me to let him past, odd really as I was moving at the same speed as the other vehicles the lane and also overtaking slower vehicles in the left hand lane.

Anyway I ignored him and kept going, 2 lanes became three lanes as, an extra inside lane forms on this stretch of motorway on the left hand side (the raod is inclined) and then after a mile or so the outer lane merges into the second lane as the section of motorway reaches the top of the incline and levels off (plenty of warning is given here counting down from 800, 400 and then 200). At about the 400 mark I filtered into the flow of traffic, I could see I had not cut into the traffic in a gap that would have been too small causing them to break or slow down.

The chap behind me now decide he would first try and overtake my vehicle but since there was no gap to right he opted to brake and drive so close behind I couldn’t see his number plate (less than 5 metres I reckon), at one point I really did think he was going to hit the back of me.

Anyway, moving on, as we I was leaving the motorway at the next exit (1) I filtered into the left hand lane with the irate chap behind me and still waving his arms frantically. I left the motorway at exit 1 and kept in the right hand of two lanes as I was turning right at the traffic lights at the end of the slip road, the chap behind now undertook me along with a number of other cars (3-5) only to swerve into the right hand lane at the last second to stop at the lights which were on red. Once the lights changed off he set on the A65, overtaking cars on a section of road that maybe isn’t great to overtake on and especially not when the road is busy at 15:45 (I believe this is a 40mph section of road). The chap was no way out of sight…

As I continued my journey I turned off the A65 onto Peel Brow to head in Ramsbottom I again encountered the same chap and vehicle, he had stopped, I pulled up to question his driving ability / manners / and also inform him that he was dangerous (in my opinion) to which he very impolitely told me that I should have moved out of his way and that if I didn’t go away he would punch me, anyway he got out of his car ranted a bit at my driver’s side window and low and behold he had his name on a card around his neck, Gary Dawson, his vehicle is a black Ford registration M666DAW. When I got home it didn’t take me long to find Gary Dawson (social media has its uses), anyway a nice photo of him (surprisingly not waving his arms about) along with a place of work, Morgan Sindall and also a job title, customer care manager and he lives in the Ramsbottom area.

So why am I writing this, well in my view Gary Dawson’s driving was simply dangerous and intimidating / aggressive. Fortunately im not young / naive or easily scared by folk like Gary Dawson BUT someone else (a young or elderly driver for example) may be and you then have a much greater risk of a traffic accident.

Unfortunately I have no evidence to back any of the above up , only a photo of Gary Dawson in his car taken when we were both stationary and on Peel Brow (see attached).

So my questions…

To Morgan Sindall – if Gary Dawson works for you and if he was on work time then is this how you expect your employees to behave?
To GMP / council – is any footage available from cameras on the M66 at the time in question and if so please could you take a look at comment on the driving of Gary Dawson – maybe a polite word would be in order here.
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YC59 DSZ 2017-10-02 19:23:17

Speeding, unsafe overtaking, then threatening to reverse into me. He only stopped reversing when I pointed out the camera.
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GJ08 FCE 2017-10-02 19:16:06

Lunatic driver who thinks it's ok to scratch others cars when trying to get through a gap instead of waiting.... she thinks she has right of way all the time
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KH53 FUT 2017-09-25 18:22:55

Prize bellend. If driving a 15 year old sales rep car in an orange hi viz railway jacket was not enough, doing 45 in a 30 before throwing lettuce and tomato of his kebab at the gresty road lights in full view of 20 pedestrians sealed his shit wrangler status
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MM56 KWD 2017-09-25 18:13:55

Lady driver with kids in the car. speed up from left lane behind me to try cut me off nearly causing an accident. forcing me into oncoming traffic then starts rude hand gestures all in front of her kids. People like her should have their license taken away before they cause serious injury or death.
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SC55 UZN 2017-10-02 18:03:41

Very good driver.
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DA58 FNT 2017-10-02 17:46:17

speeding on A580 and cutting people up
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PJ15 BVF 2017-10-02 17:34:45

Nasty piece of work in white bmw tailgating at 70 mph in heavy traffic on M6. Wave your hands around all you like sweetheart you still not getting anywhere 😂
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NL53 KOU 2017-10-02 17:31:03

Before 17:30 on 2nd October 2017 car slowed down on Churchgate Leicester in front of the entrance to Highcross, the passenger door opened and they threw rubbish on the road.
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GF15 NDZ 2017-10-02 17:28:09

SHIT DRIVER
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