Police

Motorist crashes his new car after ‘not reading handbook’ 0

It was only four hours after he’d driven his brand-spanking new car out of the dealership forecourt. Yep, that’s how long it took this unfortunate motorist to completely stack his new set of wheels. According to Devon and Cornwall Police, the Volvo collided with a slow-moving articulated lorry after the driver had attempted to figure(…)

Motorist caught driving with shed on top of car 0

You’ve got to admire his nerve… This motorist was caught by police in Newton Abbot town centre attempting to balance a shed on top of his car. Held in place by “a single rope and no roof rack”, the shed certainly falls within the ‘insecure load’ category. Sgt Olly Taylor of Devon and Cornwall police(…)

The UK’s worst ‘old banger’? 0

Takes the phrase ‘driving an old banger’ to new levels… Traffic police were baffled after witnessing this ‘vehicle’ displaying questionable levels of roadworthiness as it made its way through the streets of Crewe, Cheshire. After pulling the travelling wreck over, closer inspection revealed the car had no windows, mirrors or insurance. Once a red Rover,(…)

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(…)