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February 11th, 2013 |

Police Targetting Tailgaters

If you drive one foot behind a car on the M25, and take both hands off the wheel to make gestures at the driver – be warned , it might be an unmarked police car with a video camera !

From the Essex Police on Youtube:

Published on Feb 6, 2013

Police in Essex have launched a new road safety operation to curb the menace of inconsiderate drivers and motorcyclists.
Operation Safeway will target bullying tailgaters who drive too close, such as the driver shown in this video clip, impatient drivers who undertake, those who overtake on roundabouts and others whose behaviour put innocent lives at risk.
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The operation is being carried out in response to growing public concern about poor driving standards that have led to fears for the safety of all road users.
Police will be using cars and motorbikes fitted with video cameras to make sure that offenders are dealt with quickly and efficiently without officers spending time in court.
Drivers who commit more serious offences will be prosecuted for careless driving but the majority are more likely to be sent on an educational driving course in an effort to improve overall rider and driver behaviour.
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The footage above was recorded from an unmarked police car travelling at 70mph in a line of traffic in the outside lane on the M25 near Epping. The police car was tailgated by a van whose driver flashed his lights and took both hands off the wheel at the same time to make gestures at the officer driving the car. At one point the van was estimated to be less than 1ft from the rear of the police car. The van driver was later stopped and given a fixed penalty notice…..

5 Responses to “Police Targetting Tailgaters”

  1. 1
    Ouch:

    Could I add ‘cutting the corner on a mini-roundabout when turning right’ as something else to be looked at as surely this is exactly the same as driving the wrong way round a roundabout…

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    Rayleigh Resident:

    A fixed penalty ! ! ! that should be a years ban at least for driving like that. Where is the deterrent to stop these half wits ?

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    Rayleigh Resident:

    Ouch,

    Are you really suggesting that cutting the corner is as bad as going the wrong way on a roundabout ?

    I think you should have gone to Specsavers…….

  4. 4
    Myk Debbage:

    I would think that Ouch is referring to mini-roundabouts. The clue is in the name, something you drive ‘around’, not carve across.

  5. 5
    Ouch:

    RR – Myk has got it right. I am not suggesting cutting the corner is that bad (apart from the morons who turn off Rawreth Lane onto Exmouth Drive from about 50 yards before the junction and cut right across it). A mini-roundabout is still a roundabout.

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