I have just been issued with a fixed penalty ticket £60 fine £3 points.The officers were hiding behind a tree!!, but when stopped it was a community support officer who was holding the camera/speed gun.My question is are Community Support Officers trained, authorised and empowered to operate the equipment which brings about a fixed penalty conviction?The ticked was issued by a serving police officer but I cannot say he actually saw the offence.ThanksPhil
Province/Country relating to question : Wirral
Thanks for your question. Please remember to rate my answer *** 3 STARS *** OR ABOVE so that I am credited for my time.What was the speed and zone you were in?Do you accept you were speeding?
It was a 30mph area (Countryside - not built up area) and i was accused of 45mph. I accept i was exceedig the limit but i do not think i was doing 45mph. but of course cannot prove it.
If you accept you were doing 35mph or above, you are guilty.As long as the CSO has been trained in accordance with Home Office Guidelines could you even seek to challenge this.If you try to do this, it will go to Court for a trial.If you lose you will get a fine, points and costs of £450.My view is that you should take the points.As an ex Magistrates Court legal adviser I can tell you I have seen many challenges against speeding tickets and nearly all of them failed.I am sorry but if you accept a speed of 35mph or above, the ticket is valid. Please remember to rate my answer *** 3 STARS *** or above so that I am credited for my time. Thank you.
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