Dundee, UK: Mechanic convicted of ignoring the red

19 Apr

A garage mechanic who ran the red lights protecting the Camperdown CCTV equipped manually controlled level crossing in Dundee has been convicted at Dundee’s Sheriff Court. The mechanic was on July 7th, 2014 test driving a car with a wheel bearing problem and appears to have been engrossed in listening for the defect with the result that he was distracted and did not see the red lights. This suggests a need for a mechanic to listen and another person to drive the car.

The mechanic was fined GBP300 and given six penalty points on his driving licence. Since the offence in question occurred, tNetwork Rail has permanently closed the level crossing, as the necessary authority was obtained.


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