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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Health and Safety News

    Road safety blitz responsible for catching nearly 400 drivers

    By David Brown on November 18, 2014

    Operation Natterjack has had major success in Cumbria of late. The police operation has been mounted as a way of reducing the number of dangerous drivers going along the A66 in the region. This is known to be a busy road and many drivers have been spotted driving potentially dangerously on the A66 in the two-week period the operation was live for.

    During this time nearly 400 drivers were stopped for driving while breaking one or more laws. For example some were stopped for using their mobile phones while driving. Others were caught speeding along this stretch of road. More drivers were also caught for overtaking on solid centre lines. These are in place when it is not safe to overtake, thus creating the potential for an accident.

    The operation got underway on 20th October and the police used an unmarked goods vehicle from which to watch traffic. As such lots of drivers did not realise they were being watched and broke the law. Every driver seen breaking the law in some way was stopped and spoken to, fined or given points on their licence. It is hoped the operation will go some way to making drivers realise how dangerous it is to perform certain actions or to drive too fast or without due care and attention.

    How important are these road safety campaigns?

    A road safety blitz like this one can make all the difference between catching drivers who are breaking the law and letting them carry on with their poor driving. This particular exercise caught hundreds of drivers, many of whom ended up paying fines and getting points on their licence.

    A highly-visible campaign such as this can make a real difference to how people drive and how safe the roads are as a result. In fact the more campaigns such as this take place, the safer our roads could end up being.

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    It’s easy to get no-obligation advice from professional injury compensation lawyers, particularly if you get in touch with us at Accident Advice Helpline today. If you can do this you might be able to consider the option to launch a no win, no fee compensation claim against the other party.

    We’ll talk you through the options and consider whether you could have a good chance of claiming. Get in touch on our 24/7 enquiry line now – it’s completely free to do so. Why not take a chance and see?

    Source: News & Star

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