Officers admitted causing 3,357 crashes last year – an average of more than 64 a week – many of which were caused by basic driving errors.
Accidents were caused by failing to stop at junctions, doing U-turns without looking, taking bends too quickly and failing to use mirrors when reversing.
I suspect the main reasons for this are that most coppers are now:
- 4ft tall and can’t see over the steering wheel
- About 8 years old.
- Of an ethnicity or culture that, empirical evidence suggests, renders them congenitally unable to pilot a car in a straight line at a decent speed.
Or I may be barking up the wrong tree. They may just be numpties, like most of the public they so cherishingly ‘protect’.