martine wrote:But rather than trying to avoid a penalty on a technicality...
If drivers are expected to follow the rules 100% of the time and not get caught speeding, surely also it's a valid expectation for the authorities issuing tickets to get it right 100% of the time. And when they don't, they get sanctioned?
That turns it into a 'them' vs 'us' situation...I was suggesting a little self-evaluation might be beneficial rather than trying to wriggle out.
I say this as someone who last week may have been zapped by a speed camera last week (nothing's arrived in the post...yet...
). My second reaction after "Oh deary me, damn and blast" (may have been a shorter exclamation!) was to understand why I didn't notice and react to the signs and camera until pretty close.
Martin - Bristol IAM: IMI National Observer, Group Secretary, Masters (dist), DSA: ADI, Fleet, RoSPA (Dip)