Terrifying moment family are brake checked at 70mph… but police say they can't do anything | The Sun

THIS is the shocking moment a family were brake checked at 70mph – and cops say they won't be investigating the incident.

Daniel Singh, 28, from Arnold, Nottinghamshire, had to think fast when a motor braked sharply in front of him while he was travelling along the A46.

The driver of the Volkswagen Passat then indicated and gestured for Daniel to pull over.

Upon reporting the incident to cops, Daniel was told via an auto-response on their website that they would not able to investigate the incident.

Police stated they would only serve a "Notice of Intended Prosecution" to the keeper or owner of a vehicle within 14 days of an alleged offence.

It continues by saying that the report must be submitted within seven days of the alleged offence to "allow the force time to investigate".

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"I'm angry that people are out there causing havoc on our roads. That person continuing to drive the way they did could cause someone – or multiple people – to lose their life one day," Daniel said.

"The attitude I'm getting from the police at the moment is very poor, which is adding to my frustration because they're neglecting their duty of care.

"It's not very helpful. It's absolutely shocking."

The shocking footage, caught on Daniel's front and back dashcams, shows the moment the Passat speeds up in front of Daniel.

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The motor is then seen slowing down in front of Daniel before grinding to a sudden halt.

He continued: "It's a Godsend to have a dashcam.

"It's invaluable when it comes to a situation like this when I need to prove an incident happened and provide a registration plate for the police or the insurance company."

He said: "I think they were just being very impatient. Maybe he had a bad day, but there's no real excuse.

"It was dangerous and reckless.

"They couldn't have been in a hurry because they wasted time trying to brake-check me.

"It's petty and daft behaviour."

A statement from Leicestershire Police said: "The online reporting process used by Leicestershire Police is a national system, and any road traffic incidents reported in this way need to meet the legal obligations within the Road Traffic Offenders Act legislation.

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"When someone adds the date of the road traffic incident online, the system recognises whether it is within the legal timescales to allow further enquiries to be done leading to an investigation of an alleged offence.

"In this case the incident wasn’t reported within the timeframe to allow us to serve a Notice of Intended Prosecution on the registered keeper, therefore legally we were unable to proceed any further with it."

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