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Road-rage driver leaps out of his car and threatens to 'smash' motorcyclist's face

Road-rage driver leaps out of his car and threatens to ‘smash’ motorcyclist’s face because he and his learner daughter are doing 20mph in a 40mph zone

  • Motorcyclist Richie Curtis, 49, from Saint Albans, approaches a roundabout
  • An irate driver emerges from his white car and threatens to to ‘smash’ his face 
  • Mr Curtis explains  he is with a learner driver  and that is why he is driving slow

An enraged driver threatened to ‘smash’ a motorcyclist’s face in the middle of a busy road because he and his learner daughter were doing 20mph in a 40mph zone.

Richie Curtis, 49,  from Saint Albans, captured the moment the irate driver steps out of his white Ford and threatens to fight him in front of horrified passers-by in Boldon, South Tyneside.   

The furious driver holds his fists up in the air for a fight before walking over to the pavement and telling the motorcyclist to: ‘Go back home!’

Body-cam footage filmed by Mr Curtis shows the unnamed driver hurl a series of verbal abuse at the motorist and continuously sound his horn as he approaches a roundabout.

The angry driver emerges from his car and raises his fists smash because the motorcyclist is doing 20mph in a 40mph zone  in Boldon, South Tyneside

The angry driver emerges from his car and raises his fists smash because the motorcyclist is doing 20mph in a 40mph zone  in Boldon, South Tyneside

Richie Curtis, 49, from Saint Albans, approaches a roundabout with his learner daughter when he hears the irate driver beeping his horn behind him

Richie Curtis, 49, from Saint Albans, approaches a roundabout with his learner daughter when he hears the irate driver beeping his horn behind him

The furious driver steps out of his white Ford and shouts at him for doing 20mph in a 40mph zone

The furious driver steps out of his white Ford and shouts at him for doing 20mph in a 40mph zone

As they pull up to the roundabout, Mr Curtis dismounts his bike and confronts the driver asking: ‘What’s your f***ing problem?’ 

The angry driver, who is wearing a chequered shirt, black shorts and a black jacket, emerges from his car and gestures to the motorcyclist to walk to the pavement so they can fight.

He holds his fist up in the air and tells Mr Curtis: ‘Go back home you southern f***ing c***’.           

He then shouts: ‘You’re driving 20 in a f***ing 40 you daft little c***.’

Mr Curtis explains he has a learner with him but the man refuses to listen and tells him: ‘You better f*** off away from me or I’m going to smash your f***ing face in.’

The video, which was uploaded to Facebook on Tuesday, has gained more than 1.5 million views on social media.

Mr Curtis said: ‘This happened on 30/06/2020 at around 5am.  

The unnamed man steps out onto the road and tells Mr Curtis to follow him so that they can fight

The unnamed man steps out onto the road and tells Mr Curtis to follow him so that they can fight

The enraged driver tells Mr Curtis to 'go back home' as the motorist tries to explain he is with a learner driver

The enraged driver tells Mr Curtis to ‘go back home’ as the motorist tries to explain he is with a learner driver

‘I am assisting my friend in front as she passed her CBT in January and this was her first time on the bike due to covid and she was very nervous and struggling with the gears when this guy gets inpatient from behind and start blowing his horn and tale gating me.

‘The rest you can see in the video.

‘I’ve got my eldest daughter in front on a 50cc and then my friend on a 125 but she hasn’t ridden since she passed her test in January then and also my youngest on the back with me.’ 

Mr Curtis later posted the video on Facebook with the caption: ‘Let’s make this d**k head Facebook famous, I’ve got my eldest daughter in front on a 50cc and then my friend on a 125 but hasn’t ridden since she passed her test in January then and also my youngest on the back with me. 

‘Then the p**** behind me can’t wait 10 seconds. See for yourself. If you know this oxygen thief please feel free to name and shame.’

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