Speed fines cancelled after camera vandalism – just in case

Dorset Police are cancelling almost 900 speeding tickets cancelled after a fault with speed cameras.

The Dorset Echo reports 884 offences clocked by the average speed cameras on the A338 southbound between Blackwater junction and the Cooper Dean roundabout between November 7 and December 16 last year.

It’s because the cameras were “moved out of alignment” causing a potential breach of their ‘approval parameters’ set by the Home Office.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police told the newspaper: “We believe the dealignment of the cameras… was due to vandalism.”

The force added that: “This is not to say that the reported drivers were not identified correctly or that offences were not committed during that period.

“However, in an effort to be fair and transparent, it was decided to cancel 884 offences detected on those specific cameras for that specific period.”

Google Streetview (pictured) shows the cameras on that stretch of road, that appear to have been supplied by Yunex.

(Picture – Google Streetview)


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