I was under the understanding that a police officer on a motorbike / car could not hide with a speed gun, that they had to be visible?
I got pulled over this morning when a police officer walked out from behind bush and put his hand up to stop me. I didn’t check his credentials and there was a two people filming. He issued me on the spot fine and six points. I was going 55 in a 40. I simply wasn’t paying attention so I know I was in the wrong, road was clear so I wasn’t being a danger.
I thought they could not hide behind bushes? So would that make it invalid?
They can hide if they want to.
There are guidelines that they should be visible but it is not a legal requirement I’m afraid and won’t afford you a defence to the speeding allegation.
He cannot give you a fixed penalty that carries 6 points unless it was for driving without insurance. The maximum fixed penalty for speeding is 3 points and a £60 fine.
Are you sure you have got that right?