Speeding motorists to be let off because of postal strikes?
The British Tory media have been clapping their hands because they say that dangerous motorists caught speeding on speed cameras won't be prosecuted or disqualified because of the postal strikes.
"Motorists who are caught on speed cameras can only be convicted of their offence if they receive notification within two weeks.
30 million items delayed Chris Sweetman, a road traffic lawyer, told The Sun: "If a notice arrives more than 14 days after the alleged offence the driver cannot be prosecuted because it would be 'out of time' in a court."
Unless of course, there is good organisation.
In Buckinghamshire in 2007 a similar thing happened but feral motorists were not able to to escape at all:-
"Dan Campsall, communications manager for Thames Valley Safer Roads Partnership, said he was not aware of any problems with getting tickets to people.
He said: "We are on a circulation list for when any industrial action is going to be taken so we have a heads up fairly early on when there's likely action so that allows us to make sure that we are able to meet postal deadlines and get post out on time.
"The actual law is that we send out tickets within 14 days of a normal course of business, which is through first class post, so as long as we show that we have made every effort then those tickets should still stand.