Case File 7
Mr. M., Northampton
This offence was recorded by one of the new truvelo cameras that are being introduced in some parts of the country.
The key points of interest are:
If you look at the picture taken by the camera you will see that it is possible to identify the driver - we have deliberately edited this area of the picture.
The posted limit was 30 mph and Mr M. was travelling at just 38 mph.
There is no flash with these cameras, so the first time that Mr M. was aware of the offence was when the NIP arrived!
Mr M. points out that, had a motor cycle activated the camera, they would not have been able to identify either the rider (as they would have been wearing a helmet) or the motorcycle because there is no legal requirement for them to have a front number plate. In Mr M.'s opinion this is another example of "how the car driver is being unfairly singled out for prosecution".