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: Gwent Police - Driving Without Due Care
A black car overtook the submitter’s vehicle at speed, crossing over a solid double white line, narrowly avoiding an oncoming vehicle in the opposite lane. The driver of the black car was driving in a careless manner, showing no regard for the safety of other road users. The driver was summoned to Court for driving without due care and were given a fine of £816 and 6 penalty points on their license.
Offence: Gwent Police - Driving Without Due Care
A motorist was driving along Waltwood Road, approaching a junction, when a silver Ford Focus was approaching the same junction along the main road. The driver of the Ford Focus cut across the junction at great speed, barely slowing as he approached the turning. The driver who submitted the footage had to break suddenly and swerve to avoid a collision. The driver of the offending vehicle failed to respond to our initial communications. Had they have responded they would have been offered £100 fine and 3 points on their license. However, they were subsequently summoned to Court for Section 172 and were given a fine of £223 and 6 penalty points.
Offence: Gwent Police - Close Pass
A cyclist was cycling up the Kendon Hill, when they suddenly heard a loud beep from behind them. A blue Mondeo overtook the cyclist, without giving a safe distance between the vehicle and the cyclist. The driver of the vehicle overtook so close that they nearly hit the cyclists elbow and bars. The driver of the vehicle was initially offered a fine of £100 and 3 penalty points on their license. However, the offending driver was summoned to Court for driving without due care and was given a fine of 219 and 3 penalty points on their license. Close passes are very dangerous and risk the lives of cyclists and horse riders. Please leave a safe distance of at least 1.5m between your vehicle and a cyclist or horse rider.