Road safety is an important concern for traffic police in Northumbria – last week they found online footage of boy racers racing at Newburn Business Park in Newcastle. Six of the boy racers were banned from driving. As part of the Operation Dragoon Campaign, officers in Northumbria are cracking down on dangerous drivers whilst educating youngsters about safe driving.
At the North-East’s first ever International Motor Show at Newcastle Racecourse, over 12,000 people listened to the team speak about road safety – Northumbria Police had its own area and thousands of people approached officers to speak about general road safety and Operation Dragoon.
Temp Chief Insp John Heckels commented, “The event was a real success. There was a huge turnout over the course of the two days and we spoke to lots of people about Operation Dragoon and road safety. Operation Dragoon has a number of sides to it. Yesterday the Chronicle highlighted the enforcement aspect with the story about the road racing. The engagement and education side of the operation – attending events and speaking to people – is equally as important to us and it’s something we are keen to continue doing. The ultimate aim is to make the roads a safer place for everyone.”
Have you been injured by a dangerous driver?
Unfortunately, no matter how good a driver you are, you may still be involved in an accident with someone who is driving dangerously. Young drivers and boy racers get a bad reputation, but older people are just as likely to cause accidents. Drivers could be distracted by children in the car or by using their mobile phone whilst driving; they may fail to pay attention to a red light or road signs, or may simply be speeding and cause an accident. You might be involved in an accident as a pedestrian, cyclist or the driver/passenger of another vehicle. However you have been injured, if somebody else is to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
Claiming compensation for a road traffic accident
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have been helping people claim compensation for road traffic accidents since 2000. That means we have 14 years’ experience in the personal injury industry; we don’t deal with any other area of the law. However seriously you have been injured, call us today on 0800 689 0500 and we’ll usually be able to tell you within 30 seconds whether you have a viable claim for compensation. Or take the 30-second test on our website to see how much you could claim. Don’t hesitate, as there is usually a three year time limit in place to make a claim, so give our team a call today on our freephone helpline – we’re open 24/7.
Date Published: August 27, 2014
Author: David Brown