careless driving , I overtook a slow car on a clear road with an oncoming police car about 1/4 of a mile away, there was plenty of room to carry out my manoeuvre without causing any motorist to take any action. the policeman said i forced him to stop which i did not.
Yes within reason
I was driving along a single carriageway road in dry conditions with good visability I was following a driver who was on his phone and kept slowing down to about 35 mph I came over the brow of a hill and after letting a car in the opposite direction pass I had approximately half a mile of clear road in which to make an overtaking manoeuvre I accelerated and while overtaking a marked police car came over a brow he was about 300 yards away. I completed my overtake and pulled back on to my side of the road the police car was still over 100 yards away. He did not have to stop and continued his journey until he turned around to put his lights on and persue. I pulled over as soon as I realise he wanted to talk to me and I gave him my licence with my current address on. He informed me that he thought my driving was careless and he could deal with it using a fixed penalty notice of £100 fine and 3 penalty points I said my driving was not reckless and I disagreed with him he said that I forced him to a stop. I said that he didn't stop so he read me my rights asking if I had anything to say that could be used in court I said that my manoeuvre was safe and did not cause any other road user to take any action. He told me that he would be reporting me for the offence of careless driving. I have waited over 3 months for my summons but none has arrived. Today I recieved a phone call to say a letter had been delivered to an address I have never lived at but I know the people who live there. They said that it was one from the courts I asked them to ope it and they said I had been fined and given 7 penalty points the fine with costs are over £900 . I have never had a summons so I was unable to Turn up to court to defend myself as the summons was sent to the wrong address as well as the conviction notice
No the road goes over a brow and runs straight for half a mile before rising to another brow there are no junctions entering the road and there are small single broken lane markings until approximately 75 foot of the brow at either end where they are both left hand lane broken right hand lane solid
But surely as it has gone to court I should have recieved a summons to the address I gave?