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I've been charged with a speed camera offence 54 in a 50.

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I've been charged with a speed camera offence 54 in a 50. I asked for a photograph which they have sent me. It just shows the car. There are no lines visible on the road. I thought they had to have two pictures at a specific timed interval showing the road markings which would then allow aspeed calculation. They state in theri evidence that they have used the photo. Is such a photo valid? please
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
Were you speeding?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I don't know. The alleged speed is close to the speed limit, I really don't know.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.

They don't need the road markings I'm afraid. They just need two specific points on the ground to measure speed.

Given the low speed I would have expected this was a GATSO device as other devices tend not to be so accurate. The downside of that is that GATSOs are fairly accurate.

You can always put them to proof upon whether or not they do have an accurate measurement using two fixed points but if you lose then you run the risk of costs I'm afraid.

Can I clarify anything for you?