Clip shows company director’s overtaking maneuver on cyclist that landed him huge fine

A company director has been fined over £1,000 after overtaking a cyclist on a country road without leaving enough space. Wayne Humphreys, 77, was captured approaching a cyclist as he passed him in a white Audi Q8 in Pant Hirwaun, Bridgend, last year.

Humphreys, who is listed as director of Humphreys Warehousing and Storage and WA Humphreys International Transport on Companies House, was forced to pay a total of £1,887 and received four penalty points following a bid for the operation Snap. GoSafe received footage of the incident which happened on September 15, 2021, and Humphreys was offered a course as an alternative to lawsuits for driving without care and attention.

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Humphreys, of Tyla Garw, Pontyclun, did not take the course and then failed to comply with a fixed penalty notice, which caused him to appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on June 8 this year. He was found guilty of driving without care and attention and received four penalty points on his license and was fined £1,152 and ordered to pay £620 costs to the CPS and a victim surcharge of £115.

GoSafe regularly receives submissions through Operation Snap, which encourages the public to report close-traffic incidents to protect cyclists on the road. A GoSafe spokesperson said: “Despite this, unfortunately, GoSafe continues to receive regular Op Snap submissions regarding close-traffic incidents. This result shows that these submissions are being taken seriously and given the appropriate attention as we let’s continue to work to ensure our roads are safer for everyone.”