The ‘Big Oaf’ motorist who went viral in a foul-mouthed road rage rant has claimed that his human rights were infringed.
Martin Weaver, from Warrington, denied he had done anything wrong in the footage and said he would be getting legal advice, reports the Sun.
In a video shared on Wednesday VW driver Mr Weaver was seen flying into a rage after finding he couldn’t pass a coach down a narrow road.
Both drivers then refused to to back-down which led Mr Weaver to launch into a tirade and told the other driver to ‘get a proper job.’
Road rage driver Martin Weaver, pictured, has claimed his human rights were infringed after footage of his 15-minute rant at coach driver went viral
When asked by the Sun about the now viral video Mr Weaver said he was ‘going to a solicitor about it’ and could prove he was cut up on the road.
He said: ‘They put my number plate all over the press. That’s completely wrong and I think it’s against my human rights.’
In the video the overweight VW driver exited his vehicle and launched a volley of abuse through the coach window at the stunned driver.
Mr Weaver can then be heard saying ‘get a proper job and shut your mouth’ to the coach driver and calling him ‘f*****g scum’.
When the coach driver asked, ‘why are you being abusive?’, Mr Weaver said, ‘because I can be’ before bragging about his ‘£40,000 car’.
The coach driver, who works for a company called LMTravel, then asked what a proper job is, to which the other man replied ‘my job’, before saying he owns his own business.
VW driver Mr Weaver, pictured in the now viral video, claimed he could prove he was cut up by the coach driver when questioned about the incident a few days later
Mr Weaver raged at a coach driver in Warrington as he branded him ‘f***ing scum’ during his rant
The ‘businessman’ then got his camera phone out and took a picture of the bearded coach driver who obligingly gave him both thumbs up.
Mr Weaver was wearing a grey T-Shirt with pictures of two tanks alongside the words ‘Fast and Fuhrerious’, which is a reference to Adolf Hitler, whose title was Fuhrer.
The standoff eventually came to an end when the coach driver backed up and made way for the furious Volkswagen driver, whose personal number plate reads ‘BI8 0AF’.
The three minute and 45 second video was taken by a fellow road-user, who got his camera out after waiting for the pair to resolve the issue for ten minutes.
He screamed next to his ‘BI8 OAF’ car, which he said cost £40,000, during the public argument
The incident happened on Penny Lane in the Burtonwood area of Warrington, Cheshire, at around 3pm on Saturday, August 10.
Five cars can be seen queuing behind the coach while the two drivers continued to argue, oblivious of everyone else.
The man who took the video can be heard pleading with the motorists to bring the ordeal to an end, adding that he has children in his car.
Mr Weaver raged at a coach driver after leaving his car to scream abuse at the man
The coach driver was seen trolling Mr Weaver as the angry motorist shouted ‘get a proper job’ at him during the strange tirade
Social media-users have jumped to the defence of the coach driver, whose identity also is not known.
Posting on Facebook, Matty Sim wrote: ‘What an absolute sausage just move your car and calm down before your your blood pressure and cholesterol rockets.’
Carly Mortlock added: ‘You are not the centre of the universe no matter what you drive.’
Daniel Tse said: ‘Just let the coach driver through! Poor guy is just trying to do his job on over crowded roads and much harder to manoeuvre than a quick reverse by the car!’
Helen Oldfield added: ‘Well done to the coach driver show a bigger attitude and moving! Unlike that ignorant abusive OAF thinking he’s the big I am!’
Lee Marsh, who owns LMTravel, said: ‘Our driver handled the situation brilliantly, we’re really pleased with the way he dealt with it. He was professional despite the behaviour of the other driver.
Pickering berates the moped rider before asking the motorcyclist whether he knew who he was. When the man fails to respond, Pickering informs him: ‘I’m Ronnie Pickering’
‘Common sense should tell you that the Volkswagen should have backed up and let the coach go. He has made himself look like a bit of a fool to be honest.’
A granddad from Hull called Ronnie Pickering hit the headlines in 2015 when he became embroiled in his own road rage incident with a motorcyclist.
In the video, Ronnie Pickering can be heard asking the rider; ‘Do you know who I am?’ before being asked whom and replying; ‘I am Ronnie Pickering.’
The owner of LM Travel, Lee Marsh, praised his driver for being calm while he faced abuse.
‘You tell me how many professional drivers would’ve reacted like that,’ he said .’It was absolutely brilliant, he was so calm. The other guy was disrespectful. People realise that our driver acted better than anybody could.’