Man jailed over speed camera lies

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Mad_Moriarty, Nov 9, 2006.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. Serves the idiot right. Moral of the story there is, dont speed!!!

    More here
     
  2. You can even see this chap's bald pate in the speed camera piccy! Must have been his doppelganger then.

    Are the UK going to start taking pics from the front of the vehicle as they do over here in Germany? Makes motorcycle driving much more permissive...

    :)
     
  3. They already do down my way!
     
  4. WTF, whilst I do not condone what they are doing what the hell is happening. A truck driver ploughs his truck into a car because he was on the phone, killing the young woman in the car. He got 4 years. Someone else attempts to pervert the course of justice over a speeding fine/points and gets three years.

    What a complete load of fcking blx. Fcking fcking arrse.

    Pesonally at this current time I would like to take the magistrates and judges out of office and get rid of the lot of them. Twats of the highest magnitude.
     
  5. There are ways and means of avoiding speed cameras. Some legal, some rather illegal: I employ them all :)

    There are however a few points this muppett should have remembered:

    1. Don't get caught
    2. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime
    3. When caught, 'fess up straight away, no matter how painful the penalty




    4. Use false plates and carry diplomatic ID at all times along with valid accreditation documents.
     
  6. dont send the paperowrk back - speeding max penalty 6pts and fine, failure to provide information 3pts and a fine. Discount for cash..
     
  7. I presume you are quoting your own experience. No where in Section 21 of the RTA does it state you get this?.
     
  8. Sentancing guidelines for magistrates for speeding only, doesnt include more serious offences like dangerous drivign etc.
     
  9. My personal peg on it is that speed cameras are an exercise in revenue creation.
    I don't condone dangerous driving, but there seems to be a complete lack of common sense. There are times when it is dangerous to do 20mph and times when it is safe to do 150.
    The fact that the whole speed camera prosecution process denies you the right to silence (which is given to everyother criminal including rapists, murderers, and paedos) is completely wrong.
    I'm all for cameras in genuine accident black spots and outside schools, in built up areas etc. But they still don't catch dangerous drivers/drunks etc. I know they aren't the most popular bods and they would need funding, but I think they should bring back more traffic cops.

    As for the bloke getting 3 years, it's a bit harsh, but he should've sorted his admin out.
     
  10. Strongly reminiscent of the Idi Amin thread last year. This is how the redoubtable alias for Uganda's finest king and Royal Signals Captain got three months in chokey. Looks like he got off lightly.
     
  11. Tut tut, trying to avoid a speeding conviction by not owning up to being the driver. Whatever next eh.

    link
     
  12. This case has more than one level upon which it can be assessed.

    1. The drivers right to silence and the right not to incriminate him/herself.

    I wholeheartedly stand by this longstanding law, and was shocked when i caught the rather vague headlines. Initially i thought he had been charged for not confessing to driving the car, but upon further inspection, now see that he actively tried to lie to the court by blaming a 3rd party

    2. The fact that the driver actively sought to lie to the court and pass the blame onto another party. (An act now known as 'point swapping')

    This alone is what he should be tried for, and not for seeking not to incriminate himself.

    Despite this it seems that some police chiefs want to deprive us of that age old liberty :roll:
     
  13. I saw that programme last night too. Outrageous driving, not using it, but 'fiddling' with the phone whilst driving. That young lass was a beautiful girl with everything to live for.

    Watching the copper visit her mum's house was utterly devastating to watch. How he kept his cool afterwards is testament to his professionalism. He must have been in bits by the end of the day.

    Then I had a big pang conscience. Mental note to self: turn the stupid thing off when in car FULL STOP.
     
  14. Ex_ex

    Well, well double standards. So why can not the Chief Constable of the force be taken to account for this, provide the culprit or go to jail?. After all they are the Police, should they not be squeaky clean, therefore someone should take the rap, not hide.