Police caught a reckless driver travelling at 111mph on the A50 in South Derbyshire, an area where two people died in road traffic accidents in the space of a week. Number plate recognition cameras caught the driver and there was also a heightened police presence at that time. The police then caught a further 146 motorists speeding in the stretch of road, some travelling at horrendous speeds according to Inspector Matt Derrick of Staffordshire Police. Drivers caught speeding were told that they should expect speeding penalties and could end up in court if they were driving at dangerous speeds. A twenty year old man died on the A50 following an accident with a lorry. This occurred just a week after a lorry driver was killed in a crash with another heavy goods vehicle.
Cars were also pulled over at random in Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium. A total of 42 offences from 31 cars were recorded by police, including one driver who was shocked to discover his car was stolen. Many drivers were caught with defects on their vehicles while others were found to be driving without insurance. Some vehicles were in an unfit state to be driving highlighting the importance of keeping a vehicle well-maintained to avoid accidents on the roads.
The importance of vehicle maintenance
A vehicle should not be maintained just in case you may be stopped by police, it should be maintained to help you avoid putting other people’s lives at risk. This is an issue which many people do not consider when they think of road safety, and many merely think that sticking to the speed limit is enough to be safe on the road. Cars in an unfit state can veer off-course or can break down and cause a collision on the road. If you have been involved in an accident and there was someone else at fault, you may be entitled to a cash payout for any injuries sustained.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specialises in helping people claim personal injury compensation. This may be from an accident on the road that was someone else’s fault, in which case you can give us a call on our 24-hour helpline to arrange representation. If you just need some advice, give us a call too as we offer no-obligation advice to all who contact our team of experts.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown