A foul-mouthed motorist has been dubbed the ‘new Ronnie Pickering’ after calling a coach driver ‘f**ing scum’ and telling him to ‘get a proper job’ during a road rage rant.
The Volkswagen Arteon driver, who can be seen donning a grey ‘Fast and Führerious’ t-shirt, brought traffic to a standstill after refusing to give way to a coach in the middle of a narrow road in Warrington, Cheshire on Saturday.
Five cars can be seen queuing behind the coach during the 15-minute standoff as both drivers refused to back down.
Video taken by other road-users show the VW driver, believed to be in his 50s, exit his car and launch an explicit rant through the coach window at the stunned driver.
When the coach driver asks, “Why are you being abusive?” the other man replies, “because I can be” before bragging about his “£40,000 car”.
The man can then be heard telling the coach driver to ‘get a proper job and shut your mouth’ and calling him ‘f***ing scum’.
The coach driver, who works for a company called LMTravel, then asks what a proper job is, to which the other man replies “my job”, before saying that he owns his own business.
The irate man, whose registration plate says ‘Big Oaf’ then took his phone out and snapped a picture of the bearded coach driver who posed with a big smile and his thumbs up.
The standoff eventually comes to an end when the coach driver backs up and makes way for the furious motorist.
The man who took the video can be heard pleading with the men to bring the ordeal to an end, adding that he has children in his car.
Social media-users have jumped to the defence of the coach driver, whose identity is not known.
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!”
Carly Mortlock added: “You are not the centre of the universe no matter what you drive.”
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.
“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.”
Others have dubbed the man new ‘Ronnie Pickering’ who gained the notoriety in 2015 after footage of his clash with a moped rider went viral.
In the clip, he shouted ‘ Do you know who I am? I am Ronnie Pickering ‘ from his red Renault Clio.