Last week the Norwich Crown Court fined a businessman £900 and ordered him to pay costs of £600 and gave him a 12 month ban for tailgating other road users on the A11, near Norwich.
The Court heard that the driver who was “angry” with other road users, was seen tailgating vehicles on the A11 outside Norwich and making gestures at other drivers. The Prosecution stated the driver ‘appeared to be in a hurry and started to tailgate people in the overtaking lane, coming up fast behind them’. The individual concerned gestured to the other drivers on the road to get them to get out of the way so he could get past, even though they were travelling at the legal maximum.
Two other road users telephoned the police to report the businessmen for dangerous driving, which included an off-duty police officer, who managed to take the businessman’s registration number.
The businessman from Harpenden, Hertfordshire, admitted dangerous driving on March 28 last year and was fined £900 and ordered to pay £600 costs. He was also given a 12 month driving ban and ordered to take an extended driving test before getting back behind the wheel.
During the sentencing remarks, the Judge stated “It is a serious offence. It was persistent and it was angry and it was plainly dangerous.”