Unwarranted car insurance increases?

Tuesday, 01 June 2010

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A motorist has launched a legal battle against speed cameras, claiming the devices do not function properly in cold weather and may issue unwarranted fines.

Andrew Fowler, 48, is going to court after he was flashed for travelling at 41mph in a 30mph zone, something which could impact on the cost of his car insurance premiums.

The electrical engineer claims to have evidence which shows that speed cameras do not function properly in sub-zero temperatures.

He suggests that the Gatsos are only built to be accurate between zero degrees centigrade and 70 degrees centigrade, with lower temperatures causing the timing circuitry to slow and give false readings.

Should Mr Fowler's campaign prove successful, it could pave the way for other drivers to contest their fines which could have an impact on their car insurance costs.

"If I'm successful everyone will be at their crown court with speeding cases. Everyone will be able to appeal," Mr Fowler said.

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