A dangerous motorcyclist was caught speeding at 115mph on a road which saw four people die in a horrific road traffic accident. The biker was driving at these extremely high speeds on the A44 between Aberystwyth and Llangurig in Wales just a few days after the accident.
However, this motorcyclist was not alone. There were 71 motorcyclists caught committing road traffic offences and all were apprehended as part of Operation Darwen, a police initiative which aims to prevent accidents on the road and tackle dangerous drivers. Penalties will also be issued as well as advice where necessary to help promote safer driving on the roads of Wales.
Over one weekend, around 120 motorcycles were stopped as a result of the scheme and many drivers were issued with fixed penalties or will be subject to a road traffic offence report. In addition, three motorcycles were seized for being uninsured. The scheme is aimed at educating motorcyclists to stay safe and stick to speed limits on the road to prevent tragic accidents from happening.
Vigilance on the road
Safety on the road is important for everyone including pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. A shared responsibility means that the chances of an accident occurring is significantly reduced and no-one has a fatality on their conscience. The likelihood of an accident occurring drops the more people keep to the speed limit and the more people stay aware of their surroundings. This means paying attention to the Highway Code and putting any distractions by the wayside. Motorcyclists also have safety helmets and equipment to wear which can reduce the effects of injury should an accident occur. Unfortunately, not everyone stays safe on the road and it may be someone else who causes your accident and subsequent injury. If so, you may be able to file a compensation case and win a cash payout to help you cope with your injuries and loss of wages.
How to file a road traffic claim
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specialises in accidents and injuries that were the fault of someone else. If you have been injured in a car crash and someone else was to blame or you have been the victim of a dangerous motorcyclist, then we could help you win a cash payout to help you cope financially. Just give our 24-hour helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 for some no-obligation advice from our team of solicitors or contact us using our online 30-second test.
We will be able to take you through the process of claiming compensation where there is evidence of negligence and we won’t ask for a penny from you unless we win your case.
Source: Dyfed Powys Police