Driving School in Bourne – weekly update 18/09/15

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  • Firefighters in Peterborough are raising funds for charity by dragging a 12 tonne fire engine through the streets tomorrow (Saturday 19/9/15)
  • Grantham man of 37 yrs pleads guilty to failing to provide a breath specimen to Police. Having been arrested for a public order offence, an accident was then reported to Police involving a car, the keys for which were being hidden by the male but discovered by Police. At court, his defence made claims of the male suffering from diabetes and severe depression. Disqualified for 36 months, 6 month community order, and costs of £250
  • Male in his 20’s is in critical condition after driving into a tree on Oakham Road, nr Whissendine
  • 2 Air Ambulances, a solo paramedic and a double crewed ambulance assisted in a serious accident between cyclist and car on Bridge End Road in Grantham. Both cyclist and car had been travelling out of Grantham towards Somerby Hill roundabout.
  • BIG TOM Driving School in Bourne announces availability of intensive driving courses in Sleaford
  • Number plates were stolen from a mini parked up in a residential area in Deeping St James.
  • Reports of suspicious vehicles seen late at night on farmland in Edenham – residents told by Police to remain vigilant.
  • Thornhaugh Parish Council records several incidents of motorists not complying with 20mph speed limit within village.
  • ‘Black box’ telematics technology was successfully used by a newly qualified driver to prove that he had not been illegally parked in a car park in Grantham for 7 hrs and 25 mins as was claimed by the private company who had instigated the fine.
  • 2 motorbikes in Paston, Peterborough were deliberately set alight.
  • A prolonged heavy downpour caused extensive flooding of homes and roads in Grantham.
  • Police unit set up in September 2012 to prosecute hare coursers in Lincolnshire is disbanded.
  • 20 yr old Marine from Caythorpe drives into a telephone pole due to drink driving and is disqualified for 24 months and £785 costs.
  • Vintage and Classic Car, Van and Motorbike Show at Long Sutton is a big success with 650 visitors.
  • £600,000 study will be undertaken to explore the options of improving the southbound stretch of A1 from Peterborough to the M25.
  • The average speed cameras located on the A52 bypass between Grantham and Boston have reduced collisions by over 55% and casualties by over 70% since they were introduced 5 years ago. A success story for the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership, and has now led to a similar system being installed on the A15 near Metheringham which goes ‘live’ on Monday (21/09/15)
  • 24 yr old male driver was reported to Police by his girlfriend after she knew he was driving having been drinking alcohol. The driver was pursued by Police driving at up to 70mph through Grantham Town Centre and 100mph on the A1. A parked up Audi was damaged in the process. In court, it was disclosed that the driver had mental health problems. Jailed for 12 months, banned from driving for 3 yrs, and must take an extended driving test.