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Football Agen Found Guilty Of Causing Death By Dangerous Driving - 7th November 2017

A top flight football agent has been convicted of causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving. Peter Morrison lost control of his Mercedes ML 4x4 on the M6 near Shap. His car ploughed in...
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Police: We aim to have all static speed cameras running in Cumbria - 7th November 2017

Police: We aim to have all static speed cameras running in Cumbria Police in Cumbria say they aim to have all of the county's static speed cameras running - but technical issues can force shut-dow...
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322 drivers caught speeding in north Cumbrian town - 14th October 2016

More than 300 drivers were caught speeding in a north Cumbrian town in just seven hours. Police issued 322 notices of intended prosecution (NIP) for speeding offences during seven one-hour deploym...
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39000 motorists caught speeding in 2015 - 17th June 2016

Nearly 39,000 drivers were caught speeding in Cumbria last year. Exclusive figures obtained by The Cumberland News show that 38,627 motorists flouted the law and broke the speed limit in 2015. Pol...
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Cumbria Police Launch summer drink drive campaign - 14th June 2016

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Trial Speed Limit For A66 - 31st March 2016

AN 18-MONTH trial lowering the speed limit on a notorious stretch of the A66 will come into force in May. The speed limit between Warcop and Brough will be cut from 60mph to 50mph in an attemp...
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Coroner Calls For A66 Upgrade To Prevent More Fatalites. - 31st March 2016

A DAD who died with his toddler son in a crash was probably distracted by his children when their car drifted into the path of an oncoming lorry. Michael Jopson, 25, might have glanced in t...
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Ban For 125mph Driver - 12th February 2016

Ban for 125mph driver A MOTORIST clocked doing 125mph on a Cumbrian road has been banned from driving. Adam William Tinkler, 21, was behind the wheel of an Audi when he was caught by Cumbria Sa...
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Cumbria police christmas drink drive results. - 1st February 2016

Every year in December a national campaign is run to encourage people not to drink and drive. However, every year people are still being detected over the limit, with either alcohol or drugs in their ...
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What Are Smart Motorways? - 23rd July 2015

Smart motorways use technology to keep you moving at busy times. You'll see speed limits displayed in a solid red ring overhead and along the roadside. When traffic builds up, our monitoring s...
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Driving In Bad Weather - 25th November 2014

Drivers and, if on company business, employers must put safety before punctuality during bad weather. For your own and other motorists' dafety you are advised to: Allow ten ...
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Autumn Driving Tips - 1st September 2014

September heralds John Keats' "Days of mists and mellow fruitfulness"  and in rural counties such as Cumbria early autumn brings its own driving challenges which motorists should be awar...
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New Website For Cumbria Safety Cameras - 24th July 2014

Cumbria Safety Cameras (CSC) has launched a new web site. Kevin Tea, CSC Manager said: "The previous site was created when the project started in 2003 and was no longer fit for purpose. Web site d...
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Think Bike - Don't Do A SMIDSY - 19th July 2014

The continuing good weather is a major boon for motorcyclists and other motorists are asked to take extra care in keeping a watchful eye out for motorcyclists and not to cause a SMIDSY - Sorry Mat...
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Facts And Statistics About Speed - 10th July 2014

RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents publishes the following facts and statistics about speed on its web site: Speeding and excessive speed causes thousands of serious ...
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