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Wrong speeding conviction claims

HUNDREDS of thousands of company drivers could have been wrongly convicted of speeding on evidence from Gatso cameras, the RAC has claimed. After a Surrey businessman was found not guilty and awarded costs by Uxbridge magistrates, it looked as though all these drivers had grounds to ask for a pardon. The driver had been accused of driving at 70mph on the M25 during a temporary 60 mph limit.

The businessman's solicitor said as the pictures of the car's numberplate were unclear, they were enhanced and he said this was like 'taking a statement and tidying it later because you don't like it.' It was successfully argued that blowing up the picture to make the registration readable was tantamount to tampering with evidence.

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