Sussex Police have been forced to apologise to scores of motorists they told would be prosecuted after staff realised they did not have Government approval for the equipment they were using.Oh, dear! Moved a bit too quickly, there…
Each of the drivers who was photographed will now have their fines quashed because the force has discovered evidence recorded by the new kit is inadmissible in court.And it may not stop there…
Hugh Bladon, of the Association of British Drivers, said people on nine points, who might have lost their job because of an automatic driving ban, could be in line for compensation.And people wonder why we aren’t keen to trust the government with our DNA?
He said: “There is an awful lot more to it than paying back the money.
“The consequences could be awful for someone who needs their car.”
A Home Office spokesman said the Concept 2 equipment was being tested by the department’s scientific development branch.Back to the drawing board, chaps!
He refused to confirm whether the kit was likely to be approved or when a decision would be made.