BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Tuesday, 4 March 2008, 10:12 GMT
Bad driving ban at nuclear site
A man using a mobile phone while at the wheel
Violations reported at the site include driving while using a mobile
Bad driving at a nuclear complex will be punished with a one-month ban, preventing the offender from bringing their vehicle onto the site.

During the past year, 30 violations of the Highway Code have been reported on roads at Dounreay in Caithness.

Workers have been seen driving while holding mobiles, speeding, and not stopping for pedestrians at crossings.

Writing in the site's newspaper, management warned that someone could be injured if driving was not improved.

'Chilly walk'

An article in March's issue of the Dounreay News said UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) staff and contractors were not meeting a challenge to drive more responsibly.

It said: "Unfortunately, we haven't been doing too well recently.

"It seems as though the challenge is being re-set every few days. So we all need to do a lot better."

Workers were warned they faced a "chilly walk" from the site car park if banned from bringing their vehicles onto the site.

SEE ALSO
Seabed hunt for nuclear particles
03 Oct 07 |  Highlands and Islands
Hotel proposal for Dounreay dome
26 Sep 07 |  Highlands and Islands
Dounreay chain reaction milestone
12 Aug 07 |  Highlands and Islands

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific