Archive for the 'speed cameras' Category

Most police forces adopt new speeding guidelines – BBC News

“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

“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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Speed camera jammer banned – Daily Telegraph

“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

“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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Motorist challenges Gatso cameras – Daily Telegraph

“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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

“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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

“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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Motorists lose speed camera case – BBC News

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

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BBC News, 29th June 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

“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

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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