“Speed traps aren’t about penalising Motorists”!

Hi All, A “Speed Reduction Officer” (are you laughing already?) in North Wales has said that he wants to “dispel some myths” about mobile speed traps… Garath Thomas is one of those people — hated by many — who sit inside the back of a van, aiming a gun at approaching drivers. Of course it’s a speed gun he’s holding …

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Road Traffic Police caught lying in Court!

Dear All, Last week I was having an email back-and-forth with a Member who used DriveProtect recently to represent him at Court. He left us a glowing review after the successful defence for a speeding ticket on the M6, so I emailed him to say thanks and we got chatting… I don’t often get to hear about the intricate details …

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New Long Range Speed Cameras

Police in the UK are now using a new type of long range speed camera that uses a ‘Paparazzi’ style telephoto lens to catch Motorists speeding, as well as other driving offences… The new type of long range speed camera was tested at the start of the year in Gloucestershire across 35 different locations, and detected 1,325 driving “offences” in a …

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Off duty Police tried to pull me over!

Dear All, I was going to send this weeks newsletter about a scare campaign in the media recently, telling Motorists that you can be fined £1000 for warning other Drivers about mobile speed traps ahead… However, I just had to tell you about what happened to me on Saturday when an off duty Policeman tried to pull me over… I …

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New “Noise Cameras” on the way?

Dear All, The Department for Transport have confirmed that they will be testing “noise cameras” in multiple locations across the UK over the coming months. They are just like speed cameras, only they measure the noise of your vehicle instead! Similar to how a Gatso speed camera works, if the microphone in a noise camera (also known as an acoustic …

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Red light cameras catch you speeding!

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Safety Camera Partnership have this week begun switching their new red light cameras on. However, these red light cameras are different from previous ones… Previously, red light cameras were designed — as the name suggests — to catch Drivers jumping red lights… However the new versions being installed are *also* Speed Cameras! The new cameras have …

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Smart Motorway Speed Cameras: It happened to me!

Dear All, We’ve all sat in the traffic jams on sections of motorway caused by the misuse of “smart” motorway speed cameras many times before… I’ve heard from countless BTST Members who’ve had close calls when a 50mph speed limit has flashed up for no apparent reason, and drivers have panicked in front of them by slamming on the brakes …