Here's a lesson you should apparently consider: don't swear if you're put in danger on the roads...
@CyclingForMind found out the hard way after reporting this driver for a dangerous overtake ahead of a blind bend, only to receive a caution and see no action against the motorist. The manoeuvre came moments before this later footage and "out of fright at being overtaken so close to a blind bend I ended up swearing," the rider explained.
"I could see the look of anger on the driver's face as he overtook. Five minutes later I passed the same driver in a car park. He appeared to be checking his phone. I shook my head at the fact he had time to stop to check his phone but not to wait until it was safe to overtake."
That's where we join the footage...with the driver chasing after to have a few words...
"I was inches away from being forced onto the gravel," they continued. "If I crashed I could have hit the stone wall to my left or gone underneath the van."
In the following 'debate', "he came out with such gems as 'you're swearing in front of my fucking young lad'.
"At no point did I swear at the driver while he was out of the van or make threats against him. Not proud of myself for the language I used in front of the kid but I did not expect a kid to be in a work van when he first overtook.
"I think most people would react the same. When you fear that you are about to be killed you don't have time to consider your words. It was a primal reaction to the most primal fear."
When the incident was reported to the Garda, the inspector cautioned the cyclist for their language, and cautioned the driver for their language also, but "no action in regards to overtaking towards a blind bend".
Despite repeated requests for updates and an appeal the original decision stood. "What message are the Garda sending out here? If a driver causes you such fear that you swear don’t report them or you will end up in court."