Cambridge Encourage Patient Drivers
Two councilâ€™s safety campaign against cars illegally driving around bin trucks has been launched.
17:14 12 November 2018
South Cambridgeshire District and Cambridge City Councils have teamed up to launch the #ConsiderTheImpact campaign to encourage motorists to be more patient around waste vehicles by highlighting the huge impact that accident would have on people’s lives.
As part of the campaign, the councils have released CCTV footage showing cars illegally driving along pavements to get around bin trucks as people try and collect residents’ bins.
Finley Edwards, a six-year-old boy from Cambridge and whose dad works on bin collection rounds, is joining the campaign and calling on people to keep his dad and friends safe while they work.
Finley’s tips are:
· Be patient behind dustcarts
· Look out for his daddy and his friends while they work
· If you know the dustcart is expected on your street, allow extra time
Casualty Reduction Officer at Cambridgeshire Police, PC Jon Morris, said: “It is dangerous to pedestrians and other road users to flout the laws of the road in this way and anyone caught doing so faces a fine or prosecution. Refuse collectors have every right to go about their business, providing a service to the community, and I would urge motorists to be patient if they cause a temporary obstruction.”