Horrifying moment: A family’s brakes are checked at 70mph but police say there’s nothing they can do

This is the shocking moment a family was brake checked at 70mph – and police say they will not be investigating the incident.

Daniel Singh, 28, from Arnold, Nottinghamshire, had to think quickly when an engine stopped abruptly in front of him on the A46.

Daniel Singh brake tested this VW at a frightening clip at 70mph


Daniel Singh brake tested this VW at a frightening clip at 70mphPhoto credit: BPM
The driver pulled up in front of Daniel, who had his twins in the car, before abruptly slamming on the brakes


The driver pulled up in front of Daniel, who had his twins in the car, before abruptly slamming on the brakesPhoto credit: BPM

Then the driver of the Volkswagen Passat pointed at Daniel and signaled him to stop.

After reporting the incident to the police, Daniel was told via an automated response on their website that they could not investigate the incident.

Police said they would only serve a “notice of intended prosecution” to the owner or owner of a vehicle within 14 days of an alleged crime.

It goes on to say that the report must be submitted within seven days of the alleged crime to “give the police time to investigate”.

“I’m angry that there are people out there wreaking havoc on our streets. If a person continues to drive the way they were doing, one day someone – or several people – could lose their life,” Daniel said.

“The attitude I currently get from the police is very poor, which adds to my frustration because they are neglecting their duty of care.”

“It’s not very helpful. It’s absolutely shocking.”

The shocking footage, captured by Daniel’s front and rear dashcams, shows the moment the Passat speeds up in front of Daniel.

You then see the engine in front of Daniel slowing down before suddenly coming to a stop.

He continued: “It’s a godsend to have a dashcam.”

“It is invaluable in a situation like this when I need to prove an incident has occurred and provide a license plate number to the police or insurance company.”

He said: “I think they were just very impatient. Maybe he was having a bad day, but there’s no real excuse.”

“It was dangerous and reckless.

“They couldn’t be in a hurry because they wasted their time giving me a brake check.

“It’s petty and stupid behavior.”

A statement from Leicestershire Police said: “The online reporting process used by Leicestershire Police is a national system and all road accidents reported in this way must comply with legal obligations under the Road Traffic Offenders Act.”

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“When someone adds the date of the traffic accident online, the system detects whether it is within legal time limits to enable further investigation leading to an investigation into a suspected crime.”

“In this case, the incident was not reported within the timeframe that would have enabled us to serve notice of intended prosecution on the registered keeper, therefore we were legally unable to proceed further with the matter.”

Then they sped down the street


Then they sped down the streetPhoto credit: BPM

Jake Nichol

Jake Nichol is a WSTNewsPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Jake Nichol joined WSTNewsPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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