Saturday 8 January 2011

Cop this

Britain's biggest police force has been involved in a staggering 12,649 scrapes and crashes in the past three years alone, new figures reveal today.

Extraordinarily, that's almost 12 accidents every day.

Tragically, 22 people were killed on London's roads as a result of the collisions involving Metropolitan Police officers.

Details released under the Freedom of Information Act show there were a total of 3,015 casualties.

Of these, 247 were pedestrians and 135 were cyclists. Of the 22 fatalities, one cyclist and five pedestrians were killed; the remaining 16 were motorists.

Figures showing the number of officers disciplined following a collision were not available.