How to prevent domestic violence

If you are living in a household, you would have gone through some domestic violence through your lifetime. According to research, almost one-third of the household woman and 1/12 men have the experience of intimate partner abuse. There are different nonprofit organizations to create awareness about the worsening situation of domestic violence. You will surely agree that it should be avoided as much as we can. If you are a victim of domestic violence, you may seek a professional domestic violence solicitors Manchester service for help. They may fight for you in the court of law.

There are some steps that you may take to stop domestic violence in your area.

Know the warning signs

Anyone may be a victim of domestic violence. There is no consideration about white, black, young, old affluent and educated. In most of the cases, domestic violence begins early in a relationship. Sometimes it may take month or years to take place. There are some warning signs of domestic violence. It would be best if you kept an eye on such signs.

Don’t ignore

It is a fact that police officers learn the same things from witness now and ten. It start with I heard or saw or perceived the violence but did not wanted to involve in it. It would help if you got required. If you learn there is violence you may call the police. It may save precious lives.

Help the people

If someone tells you his bereavement about domestic violence and they want to take you in confidence. You should listen to them and make n judgment. You should believe in their version and try to help them and provide proper help legitimately.

Be ready

If you know someone and want to leave home or escape from violence before it escalates. You should be ready to help the person. It would be best if you kept the phone working and ringing. You should have gas in your care and discuss with the victim how to escape. Consider a meeting place before the matter worsens.

Understand the location o nearby shelter

You need to know the location and contact number of a nearby shelter. So if someone needs refuge in a hurry, you may help out. You may find local shelter through the internet or contact a domestic violence helpline of an organization.

Quad bike driver banned for 18 months after police chase

David Godman, a 36-year-old man from Bellmaine Avenue in Corringham has been banned for a period of 18 months. The quad driver, who used a footpath because he wanted to avoid been spotted by the police became trapped between a fence and a wall.

The police spotted him in Southend with a child at the back of his quad bike. As they came nearer, he got guilty and sped off in an attempt to avoid them. They then began chasing him. They chased him along with help from two mopeds and an extra motorbike.

In the Basildon Magistrates’ court, he pleaded guilty for driving dangerously. Along with him, 24-year-old Simon Wallats, who was one of the moped riders, also admitted the same charge. Wallats got charged with driving without a proper driver’s license.

Godman was banned for driving for a period of 18 months and was fined a sum of £460. The court, after hearing from motoring lawyers and the defendant, ordered him to pay £300 and an extra £46 to the victim. Wallats, who came from Leicester Road in Tilbury was banned for a period of 12 months and given a fine of £460. Just like Godman, Wallats had to pay £300 and a victim surcharge of £46.

The detective who investigated the issue, Constable Mark Sawyer commented that they made a mistake by trying to go through the footpath, and in the process, they made that footpath dangerous for pedestrians.

He went further to say that this event also blocked the view of people coming in through the other way. Another danger was the fact that Godman was riding along with a child on his quad bike, which was meant for only a single rider.

To close his speech, he mentioned that the actions of Willats and Godman were both dangerous and foolish, and they got the consequence by earning driving bans and paying hefty fines.

The laws surrounding the use of quad bikes have been scrutinized by many, following reports of regular accidents involving these bikes. Even though four wheels provide a better feel of safety, their low weight and high speed makes their accidents more fatal and leading to more serious injury.

It is illegal to drive quad bikes on public roads, unless in instances where they are driven by someone who is more than 16 years old, to ensure execution of health and safety measures. Children less than 13 years old are prohibited from driving them on private land.

Even though there is no law making it mandatory for quad riders to put on crash helmets, it is however strongly recommended by the Transport Department. This is necessary to ensure maximum safety of the rider.