KEEPING WELSH ROADS SAFER
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KEEPING WELSH ROADS SAFER

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GoSafe regularly receives a number of videos and photographs of people driving dangerously, using a mobile phone, jumping red lights and many other forms of unsafe driving. Here are some of the very worst videos that we've been sent recently...

Offence: North Wales Police – Contravening A Red Light
A vehicle was recorded driving along a road in Abergele on the 28th February, 2020. The red light had been on for at least 6 seconds as the offending Range Rover approached the junction and the red light. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and contravened a red light. A pedestrian can be seen crossing the road directly in front of the oncoming vehicle whilst the traffic lights were on red. A collision was narrowly avoided. The registered keeper of the vehicle failed to furnish in response to our initial communication and as a result the registered keeper was summoned to court, where on the 12th June, 2020 they were fined £220, given 3 penalty points and made to pay £85 costs and £32 surcharge.
Offence: Gwent Police - Driving on the Hard Shoulder
A motorist travelling along the M4 recorded several vehicles driving past in the hard shoulder. The first vehicle seen in the footage, a black Ford Ranger, would have been offered a Fixed Penalty Notice of 3 points and a £100 fine but committed the offence of failing to provide driver details. As such, the case was heard at Magistrates Court, and the drivers licence was endorsed with 6 points and the motorist fined a total of £816. The second vehicle, a black Renault Laguna Estate, would have also been offered a Fixed Penalty Notice of 3 points and a £100 fine but committed the offence of failing to provide driver details. As such, the case was heard at Magistrates Court, and the drivers licence was endorsed with 6 points and was fined a total of £497. The third vehicle, a silver Mercedes Vito, would have been offered a Fixed Penalty Notice of 3 points and a £100 fine but instead failed to comply with the FPN notice. As such, the case was heard at Magistrates Court, the drivers license was endorsed with 3 penalty points and the driver was fined a total of £263.
Offence: Dyfed-Powys Police - Driving Without Due Care
A motorist was travelling along the A470 with his family when a vehicle overtook them. It then overtook the next vehicle on a blind corner and very narrowly avoided a head-on collision with another car coming from the opposite direction. The offending motorist was prosecuted for driving without due care and subsequently received 5 penalty points on their licence, an £80 fine, £34 surcharge and £110 costs.