Not Forming The Opinion That Someone Is Speeding Before Zapping With Speed Gun!


sp30 45 mph in 30 mph

I was stopped on ferry road x for allegedly doing 45 in a 30 zone. I was really surprised because I didn’t think I was doing anywhere near 45. I took all serial numbers from gun and expiry date. He said gun was checked for accuracy two hours before.

He also said that he clocked me over 116.4 yards and it gave him a speed of 45. I measure the road next day and added the 116.4 yards to my stopping and thinking distance and this took me away round the corner of the road totally out of sight.

I was shocked so I phoned traffic Sergeant at x and he says it would lock on at 116.4 metres not yards like I was briefed. There is 86mm more in a metre than a yard which would make it even worse. Be interested in what an expert thinks?

Louise Says:

The officer has to form the opinion that you were speeding before he zaps you with his laser gun! The rule is that he is not supposed to stand there and pan with his gun waiting for people to come around the corner. Is that the point that’s causing you concern?

You may have an argument that the officer did not form the opinion before he zapped you and if you take the case to court you may have a chance of defending the allegation.

Have you got any points already? If so, how many?

The officer will claim in his statement to the court that he did form the opinion first so you have to be up for a fight.

Come back to me if you would like my help with this matter and sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

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