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Van driver who crashed into Highways patrol vehicle is disqualified

28 Jun 2022

Van driver crashed into Highways patrol vehicle is disqualified

A van driver, who crashed into a National Highways patrol vehicle to evade a temporary road closure on the M6, has been disqualified from driving for a year.

Footage, captured by a National Highways traffic officer vehicle near Keele in April 2020, shows a driver tailgating the patrol vehicle which was slowly bringing traffic to a standstill so that teams could fix a pothole further along the road.  The van driver was seen gesticulating to the traffic officer vehicle to move out of the way so he can drive past.

With traffic slowly coming to a stop, the van driver attempts to swerve past the vehicle before colliding with it.

Following an appearance at North Staffordshire Justice Centre, the driver was disqualified from driving for a year, received a 12-month community order, a 19-day rehabilitation activity requirement and must complete 200 hours of unpaid work.

Compensation of £833 and court costs of £425 must also be paid.

Source Fleet News