Wednesday 7 April 2010

Driver sacked after cyclist complains

A London window cleaning firm has sacked one of its drivers after a cyclist complained about his behaviour to his employers and also made a report to a new police website that allows people to log instances of bad driving in the capital.

The complaint worked because it was a good company and the van had CCTV which provided a record of the driver’s driving.

It was news to me that there was a police website for reporting bad driving.

Detective Chief Inspector Nick Chalmers, who oversees the RoadSafe site, who said: "The primary aim of RoadSafe is not of prosecuting offenders but raising awareness of the potential consequences of their actions in order to promote road safety.”

This presumably means that even if a driver clocked up ten complaints from ten separate road users the police would not prosecute.