Episode 12 A1: Britain's Longest Road


Episode 12

Documentary series centred on the A1. Traffic officers race to get a stranded fuel tanker away from rush-hour traffic, and an illegal motorist is caught red handed.


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The A1, Britain's longest road -

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stretching almost 400 miles from the city of London

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to the heart of the Scottish capital.

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Connecting two nations and passing through 18 counties, it's an

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unrivalled highway used by hundreds of thousands of vehicles every day.

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We're going southbound down the A1 on the northbound carriageway.

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But not all journeys go to plan.

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I thought I'm going to lose my life.

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Cars are coming close.

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It is the dangerous place to be.

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Lives can hang in the balance.

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The rear end of that vehicle, it's unrecognisable.

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This is actually the bodywork of the car.

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24 hours a day...

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It's not a safe place here.

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..there's a team of people who keep us safe from harm.

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The police...

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..response teams...

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We don't know whether we've got the road closed or...

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We don't know what's happened.

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..and traffic officers.

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Better keep going.

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Keeping Britain's most iconic road...

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Get out.

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..on the move.

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Substantially damaged flatbed truck in lane two.

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The A1, the monster that it is, will start to return to normal.

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Coming up...

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A race to get a stranded fuel tanker...

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HORN BLAST

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..away from rush-hour traffic.

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We've got 41,000 litres of diesel and petrol.

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There's a danger if someone obviously impacted with him.

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Police catch a vehicle travelling nearly 30mph

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over the speed limit.

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68.

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And an illegal motorist is caught red-handed.

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It's showing you haven't got a driving licence.

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Did I have one?

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Erm, let's see.

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As one of Britain's biggest motorways,

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the A1 carries hundreds of thousands of vehicles every day.

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And one of the busiest times of the week for crashes

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is the evening rush hour on a Friday.

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In places like Ferrybridge in West Yorkshire,

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where three lanes drop into two,

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problems can occur as commuters head home for the weekend.

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Yeah, all received. We're making our way as best we can through traffic.

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It's 7:40pm and traffic officers Paul Day and Matt Gibson

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are hurrying to the scene of a crash.

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So, we've got reports of a two-vehicle RTC,

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one vehicle's stuck in the outside lane with a small child in it.

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About eight years old, I think.

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It's more that there's a young child in it and they've stayed

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in the car that's slightly worrying.

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Because who would want to stay in a live running lane

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if they didn't have to be?

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There's a real risk of casualties,

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so it's vital Paul and Matt get there quickly.

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But traffic's blocking their way.

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The traffic's stationary on approach.

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We're going to use the hard shoulder.

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We're on the hard shoulder, running up to the incident now.

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Look for the policeman.

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-Nothing there.

-Not there?

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We need to clear some debris, anyway.

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The vehicle's badly damaged, but, thankfully,

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the couple and their eight-year-old daughter are safe.

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They've had a lucky escape.

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We were travelling in the fast lane, heading northbound.

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A car in the inside lane came into the car into the middle lane,

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which then swerved into me.

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The car that's caused it has driven off, erm,

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and the guy in the middle lane has obviously held his hands up

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to say that he's hit me.

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Their smashed-up vehicle is still blocking the outside lane.

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With the tailback up to five miles long and growing,

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shifting the pick-up is now their top priority.

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If you can hand-stop traffic, then we can do it without traffic

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running past us, clear this vehicle, over.

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Moving stricken vehicles can be tricky,

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and they need to close the road.

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There's quite a lot of damage to it, so what we've done is stop traffic.

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I'm just looking for a suitable place to try and get hold of it,

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to drag it.

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They are designed to smash up, yeah.

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You just have to get the best place you can get.

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Hook it up, and...

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HE GRUNTS

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..drag it off.

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But the hundreds of cars in the jam are still stuck.

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The road can't be reopened until the remaining debris is gone, too.

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Grab a brush.

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Are you all right?

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-Are you happy?

-Yeah, I'm happy, yeah.

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Right, he's happy with it, Matt.

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So, what we did there, we just made sure we were all clear

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on the carriageway before we let cars go...

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..which we've done now.

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Hotel Alpha Charlie Lima 13.

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The block is free.

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Normal talk-through can resume. Thank you to everybody else.

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Seven minutes after arriving,

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Paul and Matt have made sure commuters are moving again.

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But for driver Russell and his family,

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who have travelled up the A1 from their home in Ipswich,

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a bad day looks like it's getting a whole lot worse.

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I don't know how we're going to get home.

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The insurance company has said that they'll only recover us ten miles

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and we're obviously 200 miles away from home.

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It's not what we were hoping for.

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But, thanks to the police and traffic officers,

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the family are safe and are being ferried to a warm hotel.

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And with their pick-up finally recovered,

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it's a job well done for Paul and Matt.

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Job's a good 'un. Everybody's gone home safe.

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Little bit of damage, but that can be, er...

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..written off.

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But keeping Britain's longest road moving is a constant battle

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and it's not just accidents which bring the A1 grinding to a halt.

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In any one week, mile after mile of the carriageway is subject

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to temporary speed limits because of roadworks.

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We all get frustrated by being caught up in them,

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but these A1 drivers simply think that the rules don't apply to them,

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and behaviour like this has dangerous consequences.

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Especially for the people on the other side of the cones.

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Since 2005, 16 men and women have lost their lives working on

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England's major roads and over 500 have been seriously injured.

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On the A1 near Morpeth in Northumberland,

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police are cracking down on the problem.

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Today, PC Darren Lant is monitoring vehicles as they pass through roadworks.

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I've just parked up on the on-slip here to the A1.

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There's a lot of roadworks going on and we're getting a lot

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of complaints from the staff,

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the roadwork staff that are trying to improve the area,

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of vehicles not sticking to the temporary speed limit,

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and causing a danger to those roadwork lads.

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First, Darren wants to gauge how bad the problem is.

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All I do is just point and shoot.

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And it's not long before he gets some disturbing readings

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in this 40mph zone.

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Here we go. There's a couple coming down now.

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Outside lane, white one.

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BEEP

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61.

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BMW.

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BEEP

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55.

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30 seconds of checking, there's been about five vehicles who have gone

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through between 55 and 61mph.

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So, now that I know there is a problem, I'll start looking to

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enforce it and we'll have a word with some of the drivers.

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The white Citroen.

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BEEP

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68.

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That's a massive 28mph over the limit.

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Darren must be careful.

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He is keen to stop the driver, but doesn't want to risk a chase

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that could endanger other motorists.

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68mph in a 40mph limit.

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Do a check on it, see where it's from, see if there's anything on it.

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Vehicle check, please. White Citroen.

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Yes, yes, thank you.

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Lives local, probably travels the road quite a lot.

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With the checks done, Darren starts to pull the driver over.

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I always give them a pre-warning that I'm going to stop them

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and give them a little bit of a flash of the blue light,

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let them know that's what's coming.

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They can make a nice, safe stop in the lay-by here, which is good.

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Hello, sir. How are you? Can I have a chat with you in the car,

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about two seconds, please?

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I'm going to caution you. You don't have to say anything,

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but it may harm your defence if you do not answer, when questioned,

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something you may rely on later in court and anything you do say may be given in evidence.

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You're not under arrest, that's just something that I've got to say to you. OK?

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It was actually 68mph.

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Is there any reason as to why you're doing 68mph in a 40 limit?

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OK. The way I proposed to deal with it is by issuing you

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with an endorsable fixed-penalty notice.

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It does carry three points on your licence.

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Although, when they catch drivers speeding,

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police have some discretion in the way they deal with each case,

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on this occasion, the motorist was going so fast,

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Darren immediately gives him a ticket.

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That gentleman wasn't offered a place on a speed awareness course

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because he was travelling 28mph over the posted speed limit.

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It's 40mph. They know that, and doing 68 in a 40,

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it's just unacceptable.

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What we've got here on the A1,

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we've got a lot of roadworks going on, so there's a lot of hazards,

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a lot of people on the road, so it's really unsafe for them to be

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on the road when you've got vehicles travelling at high speed.

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What we're doing is, we're just making sure people are sticking

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to the speed limits, but it's not all about coming out and getting

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as many speeding tickets as we can.

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You know, we're not... That's not the be-all and end-all

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of being a traffic cop.

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Speeding motorists will be one of Darren's priorities for the rest

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of his shift, and he's sure this one won't be his last.

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Just over 20 miles away,

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one of the road-laying teams he's trying to protect are racing

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to finish their latest job.

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And they've got a revolutionary machine to help them,

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with Darren Housman manning the controls.

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When I saw the size of it, it was like, "Oh, God!" at first, but,

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yeah, really excited and, you know, ready to roll with it and get going.

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With hundreds of thousands of vehicles pounding the road every day,

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this huge, 52-tonne resurfacing machine is part of a small army

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which ensures the A1's 400 miles of tarmac is kept safe for drivers.

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What makes this revolutionary machine so special

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is that the road it's ripping up at the front is immediately being

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recycled and relayed at the back.

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When there's a lot of people about,

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you've sort of got a lot to think about and a lot to, sort of, watch.

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You've got the elevator, the boys at the back of it,

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and those at the front of the machine.

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It can be a bit nervous at times, but once you get on,

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you get over it.

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Today, Darren and his team are tackling a 1.25-mile section,

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and expect to complete the job three times faster

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than by using traditional methods.

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And overseeing the operation is Steve Bishop.

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This system has a number of benefits.

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The amount of waste that is going to landfill is down 70%.

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The amount of imported new stone that we need, new blacktop,

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is down 75%, so massive savings there.

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And then, also, as far as our workforce is concerned,

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49% fewer man-hours to do the job,

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so we've got less exposure for our workforce to what is, admittedly,

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a not particularly nice place to have to work -

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the side of a fast dual carriageway.

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Recycling the original road stones and re-laying them

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with added bitumen in a much cooler system in one go means they can lay

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1,000 tonnes of road a day instead of just 350.

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This means they can relay both lanes anyone in a 1.25-mile section

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of road in just two and a half weeks.

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We're not in the business of disrupting drivers to make

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their lives rotten, but we do have a legal duty to maintain the road,

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and make sure it's safe for people.

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So, when we need to go in, we go in, but what we'd like to do is go in,

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hit it hard, hit it quick and get out of the way,

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so people can get back to their business.

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With the road taking a pounding 24/7,

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it's no wonder that around 50 miles of the A1

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need to be replaced every year

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and all that means Darren and his monster machine are going to be

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kept busy for a good while yet.

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If you don't mind, I'm going to have to crack on,

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cos we've got another K to do today, so we want to be up and at it.

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More than 300 miles away,

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at the southern end of the A1 in Hertfordshire,

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the evening rush hour is often the busiest time for the teams

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who keep it safe.

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Traffic officers Rob Taylor and Steve Francis are in the middle

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of their shift and they've just spotted a vehicle on a roundabout

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off the main carriageway.

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Hotel Alpha Sierra Lima 52.

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A 40-foot articulated tanker has stopped

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and is causing a serious obstruction in fast-moving traffic.

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Yeah, we've just come up against a petrol tanker,

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junction nine on the roundabout over the A1(M).

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We're just going to go round and see what the situation is.

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Clutch or brake?

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Sorry, what?

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Yeah, I'm getting a smell. Is it clutch or brake?

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-No, it's brakes on the back.

-Brakes. They're locked on, are they?

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-Yeah, got an air leak, just caused the brakes to lock on.

-OK.

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We're coming round the roundabout and see some smoke coming off

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the back axle, so we thought it wise to pull over.

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On inspection, we've got an air leak

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and it's caused the brakes to lock on.

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But the biggest problem is the contents of the tanker.

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On this load, we've got 41,000 litres of split load

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between diesel and petrol.

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There's a real danger that the overheated brakes could catch fire.

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And with the tanker full of fuel and traffic passing close by,

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Rob fears the worst.

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If the brakes locked on, they can be known to be getting very, very hot.

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You don't want hot brakes with a petrol tanker.

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We've got to be super-cautious with it.

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It means that Rob must get a recovery vehicle out

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as quickly as possible.

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I'll need to know who's coming out,

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-find out an ETA, so we know how long it's going to be there.

-Yeah.

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But it's not looking good.

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Recovery's said to be 60-90 minutes.

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I've tried to urge them to try and see if we can get it quicker.

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It's not good. Usually, when this happens, it always happens

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in the wrong location.

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And there's already been a near miss before Rob and Steve arrived.

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Apparently, they've put their two hazard triangles out,

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one's already been hit by somebody, amazingly, so...

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You couldn't make it up.

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To make the area safe,

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Steve must put a cordon around the truck as quickly as possible,

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which will take out an entire lane.

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But the danger's not over yet.

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The main problem is now that everyone's going home at the moment,

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and these guys will enter the slip at speed.

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So, of course, only when they come halfway round the roundabout,

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they'll realise that there is actually something in lane one.

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We've got three lanes of traffic coming onto the roundabout

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and then two lanes have to decide where they're going

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once they see the vehicle.

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So, the two lanes have to merge into one, and, as you can see here,

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this is where the problem arises.

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With traffic jockeying for position just a few feet

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from the stricken tanker,

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the driver's words aren't filling Rob with confidence.

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When they actually go up in flames, they burn for about eight hours.

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The fire engines don't bother putting them out,

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they just let them burn and protect everything around them,

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cos you can't put it out.

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But even as the traffic lessens, the problems grow.

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HORN BLAST

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It is... Honestly, it's frustrating to watch, because sometimes

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you can see something happening before it even happens.

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And when you see there are people not paying attention,

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you can, you know, predict something might happen.

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After the tanker has been stranded

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on the roundabout for an hour and a half,

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finally a mechanic arrives to try and fix the vehicle's brakes.

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I think the air press is obviously dropped on one wheel.

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If I can hear it's got an air leak, then I can blank it off

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and the brakes will release.

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With the tanker's brakes released...

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Good, that's good. That should have everything covered.

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..and the cones removed,

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Rob and Steve can escort the vehicle to a lay-by,

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where proper repairs can be carried out.

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It's not had too much of an impact, I'm glad to say,

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but with tankers, you can never be too careful with them.

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Nice to meet you, guys.

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I didn't want it going up in smoke. If that's got that hot,

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the last thing you want to do is be moving it unnecessarily,

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but it is cooled down and if the fitter's happy, then we're happy.

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If it gets the motorway open or the road open, we're even happier.

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So, the A1 is clear for now.

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But with this stretch being a major route in and out of the capital,

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it won't be long before the South Mimms Traffic Team

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will be needed again.

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Four hours' journey away in Northumberland

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is a very different stretch of the A1

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where accidents can often happen.

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PC Darren Lant has a laser speed gun and is watching

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for drivers exceeding the limit as the road passes Morpeth.

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One of his most frequent stops is a man in a van,

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which is usually white.

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SPEED GUN BEEPS

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And Darren's spotted one he thinks is travelling too fast.

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White van. We might get the white van.

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77. We'll have a chat with him.

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77mph is over the limit for any vehicle on the A1.

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But on this stretch, the rules are different for cars

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than they are for small goods vehicles like this one.

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Some drivers of Transit-style vehicles, they forget,

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or they're unaware, that the speed limit for that vehicle,

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for that type of vehicle on a dual carriageway,

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is only 60mph and not 70.

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So, what I'll do is, as soon as I find a safe place,

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I'll stop the driver and see why he was travelling at 17mph

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over the speed limit for that type of vehicle.

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The problem is that... Certainly for the smaller goods vehicles,

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drivers either just decide they're going to travel above the limit

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or they just don't know the more weight that it's got to stop,

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the increased stopping distance, the harder it is to stop

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one of those vehicles. You can't just stop them.

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SIREN WHOOPS

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This gentleman knew... Yeah, he knew.

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He's been sitting, waiting for me.

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Good morning, sir. How are we doing? Any idea why I've stopped you?

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-Going a bit too fast.

-You were going a bit too fast, weren't you?

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Switch it off, come and have a chat with me for two seconds

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and we'll take it from there.

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Delivery driver Sam uses the A1 regularly.

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And by breaking the speed limit, he's not only risking an accident,

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he's also risking his job.

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The reason why I've stopped you, Sam, as you quite rightly said,

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you were going a bit too fast on the dual carriageway there

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as you were coming up the hill, all right?

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What's the speed limit for your van?

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70? Yeah, OK.

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What makes you think that?

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That van, on a dual carriageway, it's only 60mph.

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And you're doing 77.

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If you thought it was 70, you're still speeding.

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Yes, it's only 7mph,

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but it's another 7mph faster, that's affecting your speed,

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your braking distance, your stopping distance,

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-all those sort of things.

-Yeah.

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It's not a massive amount over, but, nevertheless, it's still over.

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Police will take into account driving history

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when deciding how to deal with a speeding offence.

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Thank you.

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-Have you been on a speed awareness course?

-No.

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It'll cost you, OK?

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You don't get the point, you don't get the fine.

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So, unless you've got any other questions, you're free to go.

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Basically, I was just coming down the hill, I thought...

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I know I was going a little bit faster than I should have been.

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I think they could make the signage better.

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Put a sign up with different types of vehicles

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and tell you your speed limits.

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Obviously, now I know it's a 60mph limit,

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so I'll keep it to the limit that I know now.

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Sam drives off to finish his deliveries.

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He will need to complete a speed awareness course in the next six months.

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I think the trouble is, people pick up the Highway Code

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when they're doing their driving lessons

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and become very knowledgeable of it before that test.

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Once they're successful and pass that test,

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that Highway Code gets put on the shelf and gets forgotten about

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and it's never read again. So, I'm in favour of, every now and then,

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people should maybe have a look at it and just refresh themselves.

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I know all the speed limits for whatever vehicle I'm driving,

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so there's no reason why you shouldn't.

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Around 15 miles away in Newcastle, temperatures have plummeted.

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And Darren's colleague, PC Alan Keenleyside, is bracing himself

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for a busy shift patrolling the road.

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When the alarm goes off and you open them curtains,

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it's a white frost or there's ice or snow, you think,

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unless it clears, unless it gets warmer,

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it's going to be a busy day.

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Out on the A1, it's not long before he spots an incident.

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We've come up behind a broken-down wagon,

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which is getting its tyre fixed.

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I'm just going to make sure he's all right, doesn't need a hand.

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Are you all right, mate? Just seeing if you need a hand, that's all.

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-Thanks, all sorted.

-Is it nearside or offside?

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-Nearside.

-Nearside.

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But Alan suddenly catches sight of another vehicle on the carriageway.

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And immediately gives chase.

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SIREN WHOOPS

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Just as we were getting back in the vehicle there,

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I heard a car go past

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and when you work on the A1,

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you become aware of the sounds of vehicles travelling past you.

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And this vehicle didn't sound right.

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The contact of the tyres sounded wrong.

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When I looked at the tyre, it was really far down, underinflated.

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I think it was the back left tyre.

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If you brake heavily, or have to react in an emergency,

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your vehicle behaves differently.

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When you're travelling at 70mph, it's really, really dangerous.

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HORN TOOTS

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I want you in the slip road, mate.

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-Hello, how are you?

-All right?

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I was just at a broken-down HGV.

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When you went past, I heard a sound coming from your vehicle, all right?

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When I had a look, your back tyre's actually really underinflated.

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-Oh, right.

-Are you aware of that or not?

-No, not today.

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It possibly is.

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It's well down, like, you know?

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So if I go like that...

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There's nothing in, and it's certainly severe enough

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for me to say to you, you need to leave the A1.

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Into that petrol station,

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get some air into it and then at least monitor it.

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-No problem.

-But you need to know about that.

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It's a real safety issue, especially on these roads.

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-Right, we'll come off to the garage.

-And get some air in.

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I just need to get the driver's details,

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-just check him out on the system.

-All right.

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But the routine check brings up some surprising results.

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RADIO:

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Yes, yes, all received here, thanks.

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It appears that the driver potentially has an issue

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with regards to his driving licence,

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so I'm going to have to make some enquiries,

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but with straightforward words of advice,

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"You need some air in your tyre,"

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as quite often is the case, I've got to say, is potentially...

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Excuse the pun, giving the weather,

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snowballing into something a little bit more.

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Right, can I have a quick word?

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-Yeah.

-Just in my car, if that's all right.

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What's occurring, all right - I've just done some checks on you.

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You were disqualified in 2014-2015.

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-I believe I was, yes.

-Yeah.

-Aye.

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-It's shown that your...

-With no insurance and stuff like that.

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That was it. It's shown that you haven't got a driving licence.

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It's saying that your licence has expired.

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It expired substantive.

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I wouldn't have thought it would have been expired. Did I...?

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Erm... Let's see...

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If you've been disqualified,

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-you need to apply for a new licence before you can drive.

-Ah, right.

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Essentially, until you've done that, after you've been disqualified,

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you can't drive.

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I've had no notification saying that I had to reapply for my license.

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-Right.

-I thought I was stopped from that time...

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-Yeah, yeah, yeah.

-And then...

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-when that time was over, I could start again.

-OK.

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With the driver's passenger also unable to drive,

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it leaves Alan with little choice about what to do with the vehicle.

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And now he has to interview the driver under caution.

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The vehicle needs to be seized.

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-Right.

-All right? I'm going to caution you.

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You don't have to say anything, but it may harm your defence if you don't mention now

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something which you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence.

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There's no doubt in my mind that

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that driver will receive a summons in the post to attend court.

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The Road Traffic Act's there to be followed.

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If you drive a car or a van, or a wagon,

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you've got to make sure you've got the licence and insurance to do it,

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and if you don't, you're going to have to take those consequences.

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People are driving around without insurance, without driving licences.

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All it takes is you get a little puncture, policeman sees it,

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policeman stops you, and all of a sudden, that's it, you're...

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You're captured. There's no getting away from it.

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Nice guy, but...

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driving without a licence on the A1.

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The driver caught with no licence received three points on his record

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and had to pay almost £200 in costs.

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The delivery driver caught speeding

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failed to attend his speed awareness course

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and faces prosecution.

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Traffic officers race to get a stranded fuel tanker away from rush-hour traffic. Police catch a vehicle travelling nearly thirty miles per hour over the speed limit, and an illegal motorist is caught red handed.


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