Jeremy Vine Threatened By Woman Driver In 'Road Rage' Incident
Local resident posts video of what happened while he was cycling in Kensington
Warning: video contains swearing
BBC Radio Two presenter Jeremy Vine has posted a video on Facebook following an alleged 'road rage' incident he was involved in where an angry driver shouted at him.
The Chiswick resident and keen cyclist, who is soon to start presenting the BBC's Crimewatch programme, was on his bike on a narrow road in Kensington during the incident which took place last Friday.
The woman walks back to her car after the incident
His cycle camera filmed a car coming up close behind him and 'tail-gating him'. Concerned that the black Vauxhall was too close, he slowed down and stopped whereupon the furious female driver got out and started shouting.
The film shows the motorist shouting "why did you do that?" before telling him to move and "get the f*** out of the road". As he tries to explain that there wasn't room for her to pass because cyclists ought to be given a car's width, she screams back at him.
She then gets back into her vehicle and speeds off, missing crashing into a parked car by inches. But 30 seconds later she leaps out of her car again and charges over towards the presenter and shouts: "I'm going to knock you out."
After the video was posted on Facebook, where it received over 40,000 views, Jeremy Vine was urged to report the incident to the police. In a comment, he wrote: "I hate to overload our hard-working London police with footage from my commute, but I feel the person you see on the tape will at some point hurt someone very badly – either with her car or in a direct personal assault."
Father-of-two Jeremy, who is married to BBC newsreader Rachel Schofield, has lived in W4 for ten years, and is a regular at community events. He was a hugely popular contestant in 'Strictly Come Dancing' last year.
You can read more about Jeremy on his website
August 30, 2016