Hi, is it legal for a police camera van to be parked on a hard shoulder on a blind bend to set up a speed trap? Dangerous i think? I was zapped speeding, 62 in a 50, not fair i cried! later the same day they were on the other side of the carrigeway, but set up off the carrigeway up on a police layby hump and in full view. That is a fair place & if caught speeding here that’s a fair cop!Any advice would be much appreciated.
I’m afraid the police can park wherever they want to detect speeding offences. There are various guidelines, but if they fail to comply with them to does not provide you with a defence I’m afraid. The only decent defence to speeding is if you can cast a doubt open the reliability of the police evidence or there has been a major procedural flaw that again affects the reliability of the evidence.