Tuesday 5 May 2009
Police are responsible for more than nine road smashes every day. And shockingly many of these accidents are caused by basic driving errors.
More than 150 people have died in police-related car accidents since 2004, including 79 during chases. Officers admitted causing 3,357 crashes last year – an average of more than 64 a week. And the figures could be much worse.
Ten of Britain’s 52 police forces did not supply details while others refused to reveal how many crashes they had admitted liability for.