Driving School in Bourne – weekly update 2/10/15

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  • 72 yr old male from Long Sutton is given a night-time curfew by Boston Magistrates and banned from driving for a year after fatally injuring a man in an electric wheelchair after a collision while he was crossing London Road in Long Sutton. The court heard how it would have taken 9 seconds to cross the road, and in that time, the driver did not respond to the male crossing in his wheelchair with his wife and family dog. The collision occurred at 10.30am.
  • 4 sets of skid marks on approach to zebra crossing in Bourne (1 set being 14 metres in length) continue to demonstrate the rate of speeding on A15 North Road nr Beaufort Drive, Bourne.
  • Male driver of 70yrs was airlifted to hospital after a crash involving a VW Polo and van on B1525 Spalding Road nr junction with Hards Lane.
  • 43 gritters are set to take to Lincolnshire roads as from this weekend (3/10/15)
  • A 52 yr old male died after being in a collision with a car while riding his motorbike on B6403 Bridge End, Colsterworth.
  • Male from Doncaster banned from driving for 12 months after being found drink driving on A1 at Great Ponton, with £325 fine.
  • Male drink driver from Thurlby drove through red light and drove at 50 in a 30 mph through Bourne. Case has been sent to crown court for sentencing.
  • 31 yr old female from South Newark lost her job and her driving licence for 2 yrs after drink driving on A1 and also paid £415 fine.
  • Car overturned on A15 nr Glinton – 3 people taken to hospital.
  • A new free bus service called “Uppingham Hopper” is on a 6 month trial starting 5/10/15, timetables via www.uppinghamfirst.co.uk
  • New law comes in to force to prevent smoking when someone under 18 is present in the car.
  • According to Grantham Driving Test Centre Manager delays in driving tests and lack of cancellation slots is due to examiner promotion, examiner reallocation to busy test centre Melton Mowbray and long term sick examiner.
  • John Siddle (Comms Manager at LRSP) advises motorists to plan journeys, leave enough time so that you are not trying to ‘make up’ time on the road. Give plenty of space to the vehicle in front.
  • SKDC meeting on 13/10/15 discusses permission to give Co-Op the green light for the now disused Lord Nelson pub site in Morton. Locals are keen for conditions to be set whereupon Co-Op contribute financially to the proposed pedestrian crossing.
  • 43 yr old male from Ramsey died after losing control while riding his motorbike at Woodhurst nr St Ives Road.
  • New £100,000 pedestrian crossing outside Norwood Primary School, Gunthorpe Road, Peterborough is officially opened.
  • Early warning is being given for lane closure on Crescent Bridge heading IN to Peterborough starting 12/10/15 for 1 week, and heading OUT of Peterborough starting 19/10/15 for 8 days.
  • Car and lorry crash seriously injures 2 people on A16 in Cowbit.
  • With the installation of barriers on Queensgate car parks to prevent suicide jumpers, questions are now being asked about Council run car parks.
  • Tom from BIG TOM Driving School in Bourne (0800 689 4174 ) attends driving instructor national conference in Dudley with speakers including DVSA Chief Driving Examiner & Head of Driver Training South Wales Police.
  • 26 yr old female caught drink driving in Hornsby Road, Grantham loses driving licence for 12 months and £505 fine.
  • Controversial plans of adding double yellow lines on Dudley Road in Grantham have been met with stiff opposition.
  • Local schools are keen to liase with LRSP for new road safety measures after 15 yr old female pupil was injured after collision with a car in Stonebridge Road, Grantham.


BIG TOM Driving School   Bookings: 0800 689 4174