A cyclist in Western Australia was threatened with a knife after clipping a motorist's truck in an altercation at a roundabout

A cyclist from Western Australia has uploaded footage of a motorist threatening him with a knife during an altercation about the car trying to pass at a roundabout near Perth.

The cyclist can be seen in the video approaching the roundabout, with the rearview camera capturing the four-wheel drive truck moving out to overtake, only to slow down when the rider held his line at the junction.

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The rider clipped the front of the car as he continued on his way, shouting at the driver as he went. This prompted the motorist to speed ahead of the rider, jump out of his truck and brandish a knife at the rider as he approached.

He then shouts: “You f—ing dickhead, you f—ing touched my car. F–k off, you pull out… you’re a f—ing idiot.”
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Clearly shocked, the rider jumps off his bike and apologises before the motorist drives away.

According to Nine News Perth, the driver was charged with carrying a weapon in public and for brandishing the knife but escaped jail time, instead being handed a $1,500 fine.

  • viola surveh

    If he did that in the U.S. he would have served jail time with a minimum of a misdemeanor. He’d be chargeable with a felony weapons charge and felony assault with a deadly weapon.

  • viola surveh

    That driver is SO lucky he didn’t do that to me. Sequence would have been:
    1. He brandishes.
    2. I pull out 38 snubnose from my jersey pocket.
    3. He dies.
    That’s the thing about Australia though: they confiscated all the guns. Try that in the U.S. and you wind up D E A D.

  • lpgaff

    Worst game of knifey-spoony ever!

  • Eric

    Yes. Because your gas guzzling death machine is more important than a human life. Fuel burning slave.

  • Dan Drown

    This dude values his car more than a life! I still think the fine is too light a punishment to teach this guy to change his ways.

  • John Manuel Jones

    Looks like the footwear that the knuckledragger was wearing is illegal.

  • which bit of cyclist behaviour warrants threatening with a bladed article?

  • escalinci

    Australia’s lovely in many ways, great for a visit. But since cycling is a key factor for a liveable environment for me, I would never live there. The road design, the culture, the law, it is all stacked up against anybody who wants or needs to cycle.

    The bloke with the camera is choosing to cycle but I feel most sorry for the people who will always need to, people working factory jobs and such who can’t afford a car. They have no voice (certainly no youtube account) and in a country with plenty of money to make things safe all they can do is tell them to wear a helmet.

  • BigBird

    So now this becomes a rant against Australia and ‘Australians’? I moved over here from the UK 10 years ago. I guess I could post dull videos of the cycling routes around where I live with beautiful coastal scenery, wineries, plenty of hills and well surfaced roads on my doorstep but…where would the fun be in that?

  • BigBird

    So now this becomes a rant against Australia and ‘Australians’? I moved over here from the UK 10 years ago. I guess I could post dull videos of the cycling routes around where I live with beautiful coastal scenery, wineries, plenty of hills and quite well surfaced roads on my doorstep but…where would the fun be in that?

  • ummm…

    ok, so your saying a cyclist beat up a motorist. oh great now we are even. i can go on with life.

  • Cynara2

    No. It is directly due to cyclist behavior.

  • Cynara2

    In the cycling mecca here a cyclist recently pulled a driver out of his car…knocked him unconscious with his u lock and contined beating him in the face …permanently disfiguring the man he claimed had driven too close to him.
    He was stunned to find himself dining on maggots and drano witj the gang bangers in the local jail where his millions do him no good.

  • J1

    It’s like it’s a country full of things that want to kill you. I honestly don’t get the attraction. There’s some nice parts sure, but there’s also some amazing parts of a lot of countries, including the middle east such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, etc. it’s just not many people will ever see them, because of what has happened in that area.

  • J1

    That’s not a knife! This is a…….sorry.

  • Absolute fruitcake! Don’t get why Australia has such a big problem with these wankers

  • MD

    So basically, this driver goes around in the drivers seat with a large knife in reach and a trigger temper…. and the police think the best reaction to prevent a future road rage death is a small fine. Gees, I wonder what it would take to get a serious punishment?! My guess is you’d need to have been involved in an altercation with another motorist 🙁

  • ron draycott

    The two nastiest people I have ever worked with – one woman, one man were both Australians

  • Unfortunately this seems to be the result of regular hostile media towards cyclists, especially in Australia
    Regards
    Tony
    Bikesy co uk

  • Rob King

    According to some on Reddit, the guy in the 4×4 is a cop, so he likely got a light slap.

  • ummm…

    I’d like to think I would have quickly taken off my cleats, parryed his first thrust and then stomped on his neck – but I haven’t fought since i was 7 which is 25 years ago now. Its going to happen tho. I can sense it. Here in NYC my patience is wearing very thin.

  • joe

    I’ve been to 26 countries and AU is still bottom of my to-do list. Below Afghanistan and N Korea.

  • DP

    And that is why I carry bear mace, fuckers like this POS. And let me guess that police do nothing except slap him on the hand.

  • Unsubtle

    Never. Going. To. Australia.