Emergency drivers are '˜vulnerable to prosecutions'

THE man who represents rank-and-file police has said 999 drivers are vulnerable to prosecution.

Friday, 19th February 2016, 6:01 am

John Apter, Hampshire Police Federation chairman, said emergency drivers have little protection from the law.

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His comments come after Mark Aldred QC said there was no exemption under dangerous driving law for drivers.

Mr Apter said: ‘Officers must have better protection, it’s not a lot to ask. This isn’t about allowing 999 drivers to act with impunity, but there must be a balance. At the moment the balance is skewed against the emergency driver.’