Monday 23 October 2017

Two speeding tickets for parked car

Man fined twice by police because his parked car 'was speeding'
Man fined twice by police because his parked car 'was speeding'

A driver who parks his car in front of a speed camera has been sent a speeding ticket twice.

Jeff Buck parks in front of the camera outside his home in Watnall Road, Nottingham, because he does not have a drive or a garage.

But he has been sent two speeding fines by Nottinghamshire Police.

The mix-ups happened because officers did not spot that his car was parked when another vehicle triggered the camera by breaking the 30mph speed limit.

Police apologised to 55-year-old Mr Buck, who successfully contested the fines.

He told the Nottingham Evening Post: "I assumed the first time it happened that the police would put something in place to prevent it from happening again.

"I'm concerned now that every time someone triggers the camera I'll get these notices. I am amused by it but also angry that I have to go to the trouble of contacting the police."

Mr Buck received his most recent apology on Monday when he asked to see photographic evidence that his car was doing 37mph along Watnall Road on December 13.

A spokeswoman for Nottinghamshire Police said the camera is not faulty and staff are being given guidance about the importance of verifying images.

She added: "We hope that residents in this area appreciate that the camera is there to reduce the number of speeding motorists. We have written to Mr Buck to offer our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused."

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