Motorists puts clips of Cheltenham "careless" drivers on Youtube
CARELESS drivers have infuriated a Cheltenham couple so much that they have taken to filming their crazy motoring and putting it online for all to see.
Les and Lucy Glover have been recording motorists with a camera in their car.
In the pictures above, a driver is seen performing a U-turn in Montpellier Walk and, right, a motorist is caught jumping a red light in St George's Road, Cheltenham.
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The couple said so far they had captured examples of people jumping red lights, going over central reservations, cutting in front of other cars and swerving across lanes at roundabouts.
Les said he felt the standard of driving fell short of acceptable levels. He said: "I first started videoing my journeys because so many people seem to jump red lights and I wanted some form of evidence if I ever got hit by someone.
"The very first time I ever tried videoing a journey, I captured the driver doing a U-turn in front of me."
Adam Slaughter, a Swindon Village parish councillor is a driving expert and head of the area's Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents group, said there were now high levels of drivers disobeying the traffic laws.
And he warned people were forgetting that being in a car did not make them invincible. "This is par for the course in whichever town you are in these days," he added.
"It is not just the youngsters who are doing this. It can be any age range.
"People think there is less chance of getting caught.
"They think they can take risks because they believe they are safe within their car. They don't understand the costs involved – not just to the car itself but also to themselves. In the end, they will pay a price.
"Driving can be fun and easy and relaxing but this all comes by being a better driver. If you want to take risks as a motorist, then you need to be on a race track not the main roads."
Inspector Gordon Parr, of the road policing unit, said there was nothing the force could do about the drivers captured on camera by the couple. He said: "There are a few examples of careless and inconsiderate driving among these clips and they serve as a reminder to us all to be more thoughtful when out on our county's roads.
"However, any notice of prosecution needs to be given within 14 days of the offence taking place and, given the dates of these videos, it is not going to be possible to do that even if the cars can be identified."