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Speeding Driver Who Almost Hit Horses Caught Due To Head Cam Footage

A speeding driver who showed no concern for others when he almost killed two horses and two riders on a country lane in Wales has now been convicted.

Thankfully the 29-year-old man was caught on headcam footage and pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention, on Wednesday 6th February in Wrexham Magistrates Court.

He was caught on camera driving way above the speed limit in Llysfaen, Old Colwyn, almost hitting two horse riders who were out for a hack.

One of the riders was wearing a hat camera and submitted the footage to North Wales Police for investigation, which later led to the conviction of the man.

As a result, the driver was given five penalty points on his license and was also fined. He was fined £160 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

PC Anja Macleod from the roads policing unit said: “Over the years we’ve had a number of incidents on rural roads where horses and their riders have been involved and this conviction just goes to show that the police will take any allegation it receives against motorists seriously. The footage, in this case, assisted us to prosecute a driver who was showing complete disregard to other road users and it is only by sheer luck that nobody was injured that day.”

Police are now urging riders to report any incidents to them and if any hat camera footage is caught then to submit this via Op Snap, an online facility that has been created to make submitting video evidence footage easier.

Ms Macleod added: “Incidents such as this can leave both horse and rider shaken and too frightened to ride on the road again. Anybody who witnesses driving behaviour which causes concern is asked to contact us.”