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Police speed cameras 'can get it wrong'

AN INCREASING number of drivers are being wrongly accused of speeding due to errors in speed cameras and police records, says the AA. The organisation is calling for more thorough checks after complaints from motorists surprised to receive speeding fines.

A spokesman said: 'The vast majority of drivers know when they have been speeding, but we have had complaints from people who are genuinely surprised. After going back to the police forces and asking to see a copy of the photograph taken by the speed camera we have found there has been an error, or sometimes the DVLA has made a mistake.'

He said the AA has made the Association of Chief Police Officers and the Home Office aware of the problem and warned any driver fined when they know they were not speeding to obtain a copy of the photograph to check the evidence. He added: 'It will usually be easier for fleet operators to check up because they should easily be able to find records of the whereabouts of their drivers.'

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