Driver receives large fine and points for attempting to dodge speeding ticket

SPEED CAMERA A47 Leciester rd Nuneaton outside Etone College

A thirty-three year old man from Bilston in the West Midlands was fined £660 and received 6 points on his licence after appearing before Warwickshire Magistrates Court on 26 March 2024 charged with failing to give information relating to the identity of the driver of his Ford Focus car that was caught speeding in Warwickshire on 26 September 2023.

Instead he claimed that his vehicle had been cloned.  Officers gathered evidence to prove this was not the case and he was found guilty by the court.

He was also ordered to pay a £264 victim surcharge and £90 costs.

PC James Watson said “It really wasn’t worth the effort to try and avoid the speeding ticket. Now this driver must pay over £1000 in fines and costs and has gained 6 points on his licence.

“Whilst high speeders go straight to court, most speeding drivers are offered a speed awareness course.  Those eligible can attend one every three years, or complete a conditional offer of a £100 fine and 3 points.  If you are caught speeding, please comply with the road traffic legislation.“