Police receive unusual responses to speed offences from Redditch driver - The Redditch Standard

Police receive unusual responses to speed offences from Redditch driver

Redditch Editorial 16th Mar, 2024   0

A MAN from Redditch who failed to give details of the driver of his vehicle that was caught speeding at 57mph in a 50mph limit has been fined £660 and had six points on his licence.

The man decided to send letters relating to the Magna Carta, claiming fraud and that his name was ‘trademarked’ and ‘copyrighted.’

He claimed charges of £1.5million with eight per cent interest per day if not paid within 10 days.

In addition to the respective fines and points, he was also ordered to pay a £264 victim surcharge and £90 costs.

Alison Treharne from Warwickshire Police Road Safety Unit said, “Despite their attempts to avoid accountability for speeding on a road, this approach has always failed at court, and we are sharing some of the examples so you can see why.

“Sadly for them, if they had cooperated with us and provided the driver’s details when required, then the most likely outcome would be for the driver to be offered a speed awareness course.

“Those eligible can attend one every three years, or complete a conditional offer of a £100 fine and three points.

“However those caught doing very high speeds go straight to court.

“Our appeal to the public is, to please comply with the Road Traffic legislation, and do not be taken in by bogus material on the internet that will result in a much more costly outcome.”

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