Police error meant ‘speeding’ motorists paid fines but never exceeded the limit – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 10th, 2018 in drafting, fines, mistake, news, police, regulations, road traffic, speed cameras by tracey

‘A police force has admitted it has wrongly fined ‘speeding’ motorists after a clerical error meant the speed limit was never officially lowered. Avon and Somerset Police face having to cancel hundreds of tickets after a motorist successfully overturned his fine.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2018

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Motorist banned for driving at ‘staggering’ 154mph – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2016 in dangerous driving, news, road traffic offences, sentencing, speed cameras by tracey

‘A driver clocked speeding at 154mph has been banned from the roads for 56 days, Suffolk police said.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2016

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‘Common sense’ plea over ambulance speeding fines – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2015 in dangerous driving, emergency services, fines, news, paramedics, speed cameras by tracey

‘Ambulance trusts spent hundreds of hours having to appeal against speeding fines issued to emergency vehicles by police forces.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2015

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Driver jailed for disguising his car as ambulance while caring for sick wife – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2015 in driving licences, news, sentencing, speed cameras by sally

‘A man has been jailed for dressing as a paramedic and disguising his Renault estate car as an emergency response vehicle, complete with flashing light, to run errands for his wife, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2015

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Driver defeats speeding ticket with tape measure – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 16th, 2014 in dismissal, news, road traffic offences, speed cameras by tracey

‘A driver who was sent a ticket for speeding past a primary school successfully defeated the case using only a tape measure.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th December 2014

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Driver caught doing 80 mph in a 30 mph zone criticised – Daily Telegraph

“A judge has criticised a man caught driving at more than 80 mph in a 30 mph zone, as she said sentencing guidelines did not cover such a gross breach of the speed limit.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2013

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Speeding penalty point dodgers face prison, police warn – BBC News

Posted March 19th, 2012 in news, police, prosecutions, road traffic offences, speed cameras by sally

“Police are prosecuting growing numbers of criminals who help motorists dodge speeding penalty points.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2012

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Most police forces adopt new speeding guidelines – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2011 in news, police, road traffic offences, speed cameras by sally

“Most police forces in England and Wales have adopted new speeding guidelines that allow motorists to do up to 86mph and avoid points on their licence.”

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BBC News, 9th April 2011

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Prosecution of driver who warned others of speed trap defended by CPS – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 5th, 2011 in news, prosecutions, speed cameras by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has defended its decision to prosecute a driver who flashed his lights at other motorists to warn them of a mobile police speed trap.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th January 2011

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Speed camera jammer banned – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 22nd, 2010 in news, road traffic offences, sentencing, speed cameras by sally

“A Porsche driver caught using a laser jammer to disable police speed guns has been banned in a landmark court ruling.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st October 2010

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‘Big brother’ traffic cameras must be regulated, orders home secretary – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2010 in news, police, road traffic, speed cameras, traffic signal cameras by sally

“The home secretary, Theresa May, has ordered that a national police camera network that logs more than 10m movements of motorists every day be placed under statutory regulation.”

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The Guardian, 4th July 2010

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Motorist challenges Gatso cameras – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 27th, 2010 in appeals, news, road traffic offences, speed cameras by sally

“A motorist has embarked on a landmark legal battle against speed cameras, claiming that Gatso units may issue false tickets in cold weather.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th May 2010

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Couple claimed number plate was stolen to avoid speeding fines – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 20th, 2009 in news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing, speed cameras by sally

“A couple claimed their number plate had been stolen and berated police in a local newspaper to avoid speed camera fines, a court has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2009

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Motorist may escape ban because speed camera on ‘road which does not exist’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 25th, 2008 in news, road traffic offences, speed cameras by sally

“A motorist could escape a ban for speeding because the camera that caught him is sited on a road that may not officially exist, it was disclosed yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th June 2008

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Prison for speeding V-sign biker – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2008 in motorcycles, news, road traffic offences, sentencing, speed cameras by sally

“A motorcyclist who stuck two fingers up at a speed camera as he raced at up to three times the limit has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 22nd May 2008

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Speeding driver plans legal move – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2008 in news, road traffic offences, speed cameras by sally

“A motorist caught by a speed camera that turned out to be operating illegally plans to sue.”

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BBC News, 15th January 2008

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Anger as fines from speed cameras soar – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 4th, 2007 in fines, news, road traffic offences, speed cameras by sally

“Almost two million speeding tickets are being issued to motorists each year following Labour’s vast expansion of the speed camera network, official figures disclosed last night.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2007

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Drivers lose speed camera test case in Strasbourg court – The Guardian

Posted July 2nd, 2007 in news, road traffic offences, speed cameras by sally

“Two British drivers lost a test case at the European court of human rights in Strasbourg yesterday over whether the rules on speed camera prosecutions violate the 800-year-old right to silence. The two men claimed the law requiring car owners to reveal who was driving when the camera recorded a speeding violation infringes the right not to incriminate oneself, a key element of the right to a fair trial.”

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The Guardian, 30th June 2007

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Motorists lose speed camera case – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2007 in news, road traffic offences, speed cameras by sally

“Two British motorists have lost the last round of their legal fight against speed cameras.”

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BBC News, 29th June 2007

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Speeding drivers with loophole lawyers to face police challenge – The Times

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in news, road traffic offences, speed cameras by traceydennis

“Drivers who challenge speed camera fines will face a new team of expert witnesses dedicated to the task of rebutting spurious arguments put forward by so-called loophole lawyers”

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The Times, 23rd May 2007

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