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Anonymous asked in News & EventsOther - News & Events · 2 months ago

In UK can a road rage incident be a hate crime if race, gender, sexuality are not mentioned, just shouting a profanity at someone?

Update:

I was shocked watching Jeremy Vine show at the location, of a driver shouting the c word at him for getting off his bike and walking through a red light, because the location was posh Piccadilly, central London, where everyone is supposed to ignore strangers and leave people alone

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Road rage does not constitute a crime, but offenders could be prosecuted under the Public Order Act 1986.

  • 2 months ago

    You forgot religion and disability.  If no 'protected characteristics' are mentioned or implied or relevant, it does not satisfy the definition of a hate crime in the UK. Road rage is still inexcusable and can be a legal offence.

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