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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 03:26 
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I received a fixed penalty notice today (3 points, £60 fine). It was a really ridiculous offence, I didn't slow down quick enough coming out of a 60 and onto a 30 so they caught me at 35.

I've heard so much about these loopholes and technicalities that get people off with their "offences" and on the pink slip, the lovely policeman didn't write my car's registration correctly. Based on this, is there any chance I can argue my way out of the points since the incorrect details on the slip are deemed to be final?

I'm not relying on this being the case, I know it's a long shot. I'm just a bit pi$$ed because I'm a cautious driver, I don't do dangerous speeds and I'm just sick of the things traffic cops hand out tickets for!

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An invalid registration is probably not enough to invalidate the FPN.

Were there any street lamps? A 30 limit where there are no street lamps requires a traffic order. It would be worth getting a copy of that order to check and make sure they have implemented it correctly. Also if it was in Scotland and it is an A or B road with or without street lamps then a traffic order is required. (Did I get that right? The law is quite confusing! You can of course ask the council for a copy of the traffic order relating to the 30mph speed limit on xxx road and they'll tell you if there isn't one.)

A27 in Hampshire and A35 in Chideock, Dorset have both recently been found to have invalid traffic orders.

If there are no street lamps then the signage must also comply with the diagrams in the TSRGD 2002. Sign 670. The signs may require lighting at night, but that's even more complicated. :lol:

If there are street lamps then the signs should still comply, but it might not matter.

Was this the opinion of a police officer corroborated by another police officer? Or the opinion of a police officer corroborated by a type approved speed registration device?

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