Saturday, 17 September 2011

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership.

This is the new updated name for the Sussex Scamera Partnership who lectures drivers about speed limits for commercial vehicles yet allows its own van drivers to break those rules.

Their website is pretty crap really especially the bit about FAQs relating to speeding offences.

Two answers to FAQs are not just a bit misleading-they are as wrong as you can get.

Lie 1)"Section 172(7) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 states that the NIP must be returned fully completed and signed. If you return the form unsigned you will be summonsed to court for failing to identify the driver "

If you look at Section 172(7) it states nothing of the sort.What it actually states is ...

"(7)A requirement under subsection (2) may be made by written notice served by post; and where it is so made—.
(a)it shall have effect as a requirement to give the information within the period of 28 days beginning with the day on which the notice is served, and.
(b)the person on whom the notice is served shall not be guilty of an offence under this section if he shows either that he gave the information as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of that period or that it has not been reasonably practicable for him to give it.."

So thats one complete lie for a start.

Lie 2) "In accordance with the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996, we are only required to provide you with the copies of the photographic evidence showing the offence. The request for photographic evidence must be for a legitimate reason and not for the purpose of identifying the driver"

Look at the relevant legislation here and you will see it says no such thing anywhere within it.

Thats 2 complete lies from the revenue raising scamera partnership.If you get a ticket from Sussex Scameras make sure you read the relevant legislation yourself dont rely on these con merchants for anything resembling advice.

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