A police operation in the Derby suburb of Chellaston resulted in more than 80 drivers being stopped for unsafe driving. Chellaston police teamed up with partnership agencies during the operation, which included the involvement of the Chellaston Safer Neighbourhood team and the Casualty Reduction and Enforcement Support team.
There were also a number of officers from the forces collision investigation unit working for the initiative named Operation Safedrive. A crackdown was made on offences such as driving with defective tyres, using a mobile phone while driving and driving without wearing a seatbelt. Some 44 drivers were stopped for failing to wear a seatbelt on the A514 Swarkestone Road and 20 drivers were stopped for using mobile phones at the wheel.
In addition, one vehicle was not insured and was towed away and six drivers were stopped for vehicle defects that required immediate attention. One driver was issued a notice as the vehicle was found to have such serious defects that it was not considered road-worthy. Safer neighbourhood policing boss Sergeant Simon Hawley states that the initiative aims to make the roads safer for all road users including pedestrians, drivers and passengers.
Importance of road safety
Using a mobile phone at the wheel or having serious defects with your vehicle can cause a serious road accident which is why initiatives like this one are so important. The education and enforcement of road safety laws can help to prevent collisions and accidents which could result in serious injuries or even fatalities. Other unsafe driving practices such as speeding or driving while under the influence of drink or drugs can have the potential to cause a fatality, particularly for vulnerable road users like cyclists or pedestrians. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was caused by another road user, you can make a claim for compensation.
How to make your claim
Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in making a claim for compensation if you have been injured in a road accident that was someone else’s fault. Compensation can help you to cope financially, particularly if there have been medical costs or loss of wages due to your injury. Call our 24-hour helpline free on 0800 689 0500 to speak with an expert about your personal injury claim. We offer no-obligation advice as well as a no win, no fee* policy which ensures that you will only benefit financially by making your claim with our team’s help.
Date Published: August 27, 2014
Author: David Brown