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I think that mobile phone use while driving,both texting & speech should have much higher penalties. Jus been round local shops,a journey of about 1/2 mile and seen at least 10 mobile users including van truck & cab drivers.. They are everywhere & are totally oblivious to their surroundings. Needs stamping out,--Fast
A student has been banned from the UK's roads for 80 years after leading police on a dramatic chase - with a car full of passengers. Mohammed Ahson, 20, was hit with the huge ban - thought to be one of the longest ever imposed - following the pursuit in February this year. He was considered a threat to others after the vehicle sped around a corner and ploughed into a marble bench outside Salford University in Greater Manchester. Astonishing footage shows the car careering round the corner - with police hot on its trail - before the horror smash in the early hours of the morning. The blue lights of the police cars then make their way round the corner as smoke billows from the vehicle. Ahsan, from Coventry, failed to stop for police because there were six people in the car, more than legally allowed, the Coventry Telegraph reports. He was summoned to court and found guilty on September 1 for dangerous driving at Manchester Magistrates’ Court. Ahsan was handed a 16-week prison sentence, suspended for a year, fines and disqualified from driving for 80 years. This means he will most likely never drive again in his lifetime. PC Matt Picton of Greater Manchester Police, said: “This driver panicked after having too many passengers in his vehicle. He made a choice not to stop for the police and drive dangerously. "There is never any excuse for this standard of driving and we will always use the full force of the law to prosecute these people to rid them from our roads. “Too many people die from people driving dangerous and its totally unacceptable.” The driver and front seat passenger suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital, Manchester Evening News reported. Four other passengers also in the car suffered from bumps and bruises. Effective lifetime bans from the roads are rare but can be imposed if the courts consider the driver to be a threat to others. PC Picton told the newspaper it is not the first 80 year ban he has seen and explained it was a “block ban”. It is understood drivers who are handed the ban will not remain disqualified for the whole 80 years if they pass an extended test.