Police officers cannot employ methods of entrapment. i.e. encouraging drivers to break the law so as to induce a prosecution / arrest. The act of hiding (often used by police officers) is often called entrapment, but that is not the case.
Can it amount to a defence of ‘entrapment’ or similar category, of excess speed from a GATSO camera if there is no signage of warning (the usual speed camera symbol) for the driver before a certain distance of the camera?
There is a sign approaching the camera about 50yds on one side of the road, but not one on the side on which I was driving.
I remember or heard from somewhere that such a warning sign formed part of the regulation of GATSO cameras. For the record, I was 7mph over the 30mph limit.
Thanking you in advance.
I’m afraid not.
There is no legal requirement for warning signs of speed cameras.
You can only argue entrapment if the police have actively encouraged you to commit an offence – not if you have voluntarily committed an offence.
If you accept that you were speeding then take the ticket. This argument would hold no weight at court.