Car insurance: Charges dropped due to wrong colour road signs

Wednesday, 31 May 2006

A canny British driver has got around paying higher car insurance premiums after claiming his speeding ticket was not valid as road signs were the wrong colour.

Trevor Faulkner was due to go to court after being caught doing 43mph in a 30mph zone. However, police have decided not to proceed with the case after Mr Faulkner argued that the road speed limit signs were on a yellow background instead of white.

But Mr Faulkner was not pleased he was unable to get his point across in front of a judge.

He told The Sun newspaper: "I'm extremely annoyed I wasn't able to put my case in court.

"If you drive around the A-roads in this country today you just don’t know what the speed limit is.

"There are no repeater signs and the speeds change so frequently you can't be expected to keep up, especially as you have so many other things to do."

Had the charge been upheld, My Faulkner would have been liable for a fine and points on his licence for speeding, which also adds cost onto the usual car insurance premium.

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