Sunday 12 April 2009

1,881 complaints about police drivers

Police forces have been swamped with complaints from the public about motoring offences and unruly driving – by their own officers.

Using a mobile phone at the wheel, parking in disabled bays and stopping on double yellow lines to pick up a takeaway pizza or use a cash machine, have all been alleged against officers in marked police cars.

The Metropolitan Police, the country’s largest force, received 320 complaints, the most of any force during the five years.
Just one of the 320 complaints was ‘substantiated’.