Shrewsbury, UK: Crossing red runner gets a driving ban and an electronic tag

10 Dec

A motorist who ran the red lights at an active open level crossing in Bucknell, Shropshire in March 2014 has received a 12-month driving ban and a six-month overnight curfew enforced with an electronic tag. The sentence handed-down at Shrewsbury Crown Court on December 5th, 2014 related to charges of dangerous driving which had been denied. The offence which was captured by CCTV showed the motorist approaching the level crossing on the wrong side of the road and then proceeding onto the crossing into the path of a train. A collision was avoided as a result of the train driver making an emergency stop which brought his train to a stand just short of the crossing onto which the van had intruded.

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