Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

GIRL SHAKEN BY ROAD RAGE Teen Wants Respect for P-Platers on Road; Biker's Verbal Attack Caught on Dash-Cam

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

GIRL SHAKEN BY ROAD RAGE Teen Wants Respect for P-Platers on Road; Biker's Verbal Attack Caught on Dash-Cam

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NATASHA Crosby had no idea that following the road rules could cause someone to call her a "stupid sl--".

The Toowoomba teenager, 19, was left shaken and scared last week after an irate biker sent a tirade of vitriol her way, all because she chose to wait at a red light.

Ms Crosby's dash-cam captured the moment on Thursday when she was verbally abused by the man after turning onto Ruthven St in South Toowoomba.

He beeped her for waiting at the red light in the left-hand lane, then pulled alongside and fired off colourful language.

"You f----ing idiot - watch the road, you stupid sl--!" the male rider screamed from his bike.

Not impressed with the barrage, Ms Crosby fired back with her own verbal onslaught.

"It was red! It was f---ing red, you d---head!" she said.

The university student said the incident left her shaken, adding she felt nothing she did had instigated it.

"I was really shaken up - I was shaking and I just didn't want to be on the road," Ms Crosby said. …

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