SPAD

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SPAD

(spæd)
n acronym for
(Railways) signal passed at danger: an incident in which a train goes through a red light
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The data will help rail bosses understand the overall likelihood of SPADS and work to prevent them.
The others were omitting to instruct him about the risks of SPADS (Signal Passed At Danger) and failing to arrange for him to attend a SPAD awareness day.
This is because the companies, based on figures for the first four months of this year, were likely to have more SPADS that the average in previous years or their SPAD figures could be ten per cent higher than last year.