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I am puzzled by your response to CD of Swansea’s query. Surely the speed awareness course is offered as an alternative to penalty points. It is not a course forgiving the conviction. CD broke the law and...
After 60 years of blame-free motoring, I've been caught doing 36mph on a quiet Sunday afternoon in a 30mph limit. I have the choice of a speed awareness course (which costs £90) or three points on my unblemished...
Thanks for earlier reply about Gatso camera at Chideock, Dorset. The Dorset Police have again failed to reply to my second letter points, but have sent a curt letter telling me they will be prosecuting...
The majority of drivers through my village exceed the 30mph speed limit, some by a big margin. Occasionally the police position a temporary radar speed trap that has no real impact on the problem but most...
Back in the 1950/60/70s I served in the Traffic Division of Kent Police at various ranks, retiring as a Senior Officer. During my time we dealt with erring motorist in three ways: (1) 'Verbal advice'....
Recently received notice of intended prosecution for travelling 39mph in a 30 zone. Am I entitled to ask for photo and a certificate of calibration of camera?
I was recently caught in a speed trap where the camera is hidden in the back of a van, which was being run by a so-called “safety partnership”. Do I have the right to ask for a copy of the photograph which...
I presume that the proposal of road humps in Park Avenue, Stourport on Severn is made to ensure the safety of children at the new Primary School. I support measures to improve safety but consider that...
I have had an issue with my local Citroen dealership where a member of their staff has been caught, without my permission, using my car for personal use whilst it has been in for warranty repairs. The...
I was very concerned by the email from ES of Newton Abbot published 10 March 2012 who claimed to have been clocked at 54mph in the 50mph section of the M4 in Wales. I have caused the records to be checked...
 

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