March 11 2013

Could Thousands of Speeding Fines Be Overturned?

According to recent news reports people who have previously been convicted of speeding could find their convictions are overturned. This is because of some offending speed limit signs which have not actually complied with the relevant regulations.

The offending speed limit signs were found on stretches of the M42. It was discovered that the signs were actually created with the wrong font which meant that the letters appeared ‘taller’ and ‘narrower’ than what was actually acceptable.

There are strict limitations in place that outline how traffic signs should appear and these are set out in the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 document.

As the signs have been in place since 2006 it seems as though there could be thousands of overturned convictions. We’ll be keeping a close eye on the results of this case to see the outcome!

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