Red light fine excessive

SOMEONE I know has just received a fixed penalty notice from Cambridgeshire police for going through a set of traffic lights in St Neots just 1.3 seconds into red. They have photographic evidence. Anyone who sneezed while driving could easily achieve that

SOMEONE I know has just received a fixed penalty notice from Cambridgeshire police for going through a set of traffic lights in St Neots just 1.3 seconds into red. They have photographic evidence.

Anyone who sneezed while driving could easily achieve that: is that driving without due care and attention? I think not.

For this she will receive three points on her licence and have to pay £60. Is it any wonder the transport police have so little respect from the general public? While 1.4 million uninsured drivers roam Britain's streets, the police are out harassing decent motorists and milking competent and insured drivers of yet more money by means of their cash-cow cameras.

I drive on the A14 to work every day and, if you want to see driving without due care and attention, that's the place to see it - no wonder there are so many accidents, and where are the police then? Probably sitting behind a desk with camera footage trying to work out who they can sting to add a few extra pounds to their coffers.


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STEVE O'HARA

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