Police

Frustrated commuter paints his own road signs 0

It’s certainly a novel way to beat the traffic; one commuter in China became so fed-up with uncooperative road signs that he decided to take matters into his own hands. Sick of having his bus sent round the houses on the way to its destination day after day, the man went rogue and adapted the(…)

Half of UK’s speed cameras ‘are switched off’ 0

Almost 50% of the UK’s speed cameras are defunct, it has been revealed – with many police forces having turned off their cameras entirely. The figures were revealed after the Press Association under a freedom of Information request (FOI). It was found that 48% of roadside cameras are switched off. Every police force in the(…)

Flying car with electric wings offers freedom from traffic jams 0

This sounds ominously similar to a news piece from Tomorrow’s’ World in the mid 1980s… Russian company, Hoversurf, have shown off their latest concept – a flying car with retractable wings that can fit into any parking space. Called the ‘Formula Project’, the car can seat five people, take off and land vertically (like a(…)

Ten year old leads police on 45-mile high speed chase 0

In the US state of Ohio, police have been led 45 miles on a high-speed car chase through Cleveland pursuing the unlikely fugitive of a 10-year old boy. The junior-school racer stole his mother’s boyfriend’s car before leading the Ohio State Highway Patrol on the chase, at one point skidding through a ditch to avoid(…)

Driver leaves thieves note after fifth ‘pointless’ break-in 0

A Birmingham driver, fed up with a series of break-ins to his car, left thieves a desperate note pleading with them to stop smashing his windows. The attempt to appeal to the emotions of the perpetrators thanked them for making the owner more aware of car safety, it reads: “You have broken into my car(…)

Motorists want police funding to be spent fighting terror NOT road crimes survey finds 0

Motorists want police funding to be used to fight terrorism instead of road crimes, a new survey by Servicing Stop has found. The online car servicing provider asked more than 1,200 drivers where they thought police funding should be spent following recent cuts to regular and armed police officers. More than three-quarters (76%) said they(…)

Colorado catches its first bear ‘joyrider’ 0

You don’t tend to associate bears with car crime, but the US state of Colorado has just had its first four-legged ‘joyrider’, according to local police. Ron Cornelius, a resident of Durango, woke to find a Subaru crashed at the hill at the bottom of his driveway. What was the real surprise however was the(…)

Learner driver’s test interrupted by police 0

Everything was going well for one learner driver, until the car she was driving was pulled over by the police. As if the driving test itself was not nerve racking enough, the unfortunate learner and examiner were stopped by the police during the test in Tile Cross, east Birmingham, on Saturday. The car was pulled(…)

Smart motorways ‘confuse motorists’ say police 0

Motorists caught offending on the new breed of smart motorways in England may be offered re-education courses by police. Smart motorways can adapt themselves to varying traffic conditions by opening the hard shoulder or by operating variable speed limits. Police chiefs have said that the new road rules on these stretches of motorway have been(…)

Drivers leaving cars to defrost are breaking law warn police 0

Police have warned that drivers who stay in their warm houses whilst their cars sit with the engines running defrosting on the driveway, are breaking the law, police have warned. It is an offense for drivers to leave their vehicles unattended with the engine running. This will come as unwelcome news to motorists as Britain(…)