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Thread: Fast & Furious on Video ... what to do?

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    Default Fast & Furious on Video ... what to do?

    I got mixed up in a fast & furious road race down Dranesville Road from Herndon towards Route 7. Two tricked out cars did a high speed (like 90 mph) weave between cars in the left lane and me in the right. I always take the center of the right lane rather than the gutter path and I was not amused hearing the whine of a high speed downshift behind and then next to me.

    Four lights later I caught up with one of the cars and did some impolite yelling to the apparent amusement of the moms in their minivans with rolled down windows. I don't know how they explained it to their kids.

    For those who have had similar situations, do you just thank your guardian angel and move on with life and adjust your riding style in the hope of avoiding that situation again. Or, do you try to get law enforcement help? I do have a good video of the incident and most of the license plate number.

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    Speeds over 80 MPH gets one automatic reckless driving charge and perhaps jail time. This was discussed in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolarBikeCar View Post
    I got mixed up in a fast & furious road race down Dranesville Road from Herndon towards Route 7. Two tricked out cars did a high speed (like 90 mph) weave between cars in the left lane and me in the right. I always take the center of the right lane rather than the gutter path and I was not amused hearing the whine of a high speed downshift behind and then next to me.

    Four lights later I caught up with one of the cars and did some impolite yelling to the apparent amusement of the moms in their minivans with rolled down windows. I don't know how they explained it to their kids.

    For those who have had similar situations, do you just thank your guardian angel and move on with life and adjust your riding style in the hope of avoiding that situation again. Or, do you try to get law enforcement help? I do have a good video of the incident and most of the license plate number.
    Call the cops and provide them the video. Illegal racing is a big deal in Virginia. Per Va Code Ann. 46.2-865, illegal racing is reckless driving (a misdemeanor in Virginia) and requires a license suspension for at least 6 months (not to exceed 2 years). In addition, Virginia allows for the seizure of vehicles involved in illegal racing. See Va Code Ann. 46.2-867.

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