Overtaking manoeuvre on cyclist lands driver with huge fine
A company director has been fined more than GBP1,000 after he overtook a cyclist on a country road without leaving enough space. Wayne Humphreys, 77, was captured coming close to a cyclist while overtaking them in a white Audi Q8 in Pant Hirwaun, Bridgend, last year. Humphreys, who is listed as director of Humphreys Warehousing and Storage and WA Humphreys International Transport on Companies House, was forced to pay out a total of GBP1,887 and given four penalty points following an Operation Snap submission.
GoSafe received footage of the incident which happened on September 15, 2021, and Humphreys was offered a course as an alternative to prosecution for driving without due care and attention. Read more:Convictions for motoring offences up 22% last year Humphreys, of Tyla Garw, Pontyclun, failed to accept the course and later failed to comply with a fixed penalty notice resulting in him appearing in Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on June 8 this year.
He was found guilty of driving without due care and attention and received four penalty points on his licence and was given a GBP1,152 fine and ordered to pay GBP620 costs to the CPS and a GBP115 victim surcharge. GoSafe regularly receives submissions through Operation Snap, which encourages the public to report close pass incidents in order to protect cyclists on the road. A GoSafe spokesman said: “Despite this, unfortunately, GoSafe continues to receive regular Op Snap submissions relating to close pass incidents.
This outcome shows that these submissions are taken seriously and given the appropriate amount of attention as we continue to work towards ensuring that our roads are safer for everyone.”