Saturday, 15 August 2009

The speeding 'stitch-up': Middle-class drivers 'will have to pay big costs bills even if they win court cases'

Well done to Ray Massey in today's Daily Mail.

In a nutshell: Thousands of middle-class motorists who challenge speeding fines face having to pay most of their legal costs even if they win their cases.

Reforms, which have been described as a 'stitch-up' aimed at excluding the middle classes, will limit the costs that can be claimed back by the drivers.

From October, the Ministry of Justice is cutting the current generous level of costs awarded to successful defendants to the lower rates used in legal aid cases.

It's all about the money! Zanu Newliebour prove once and for all that 'justice' in the UK does not extend to motorists - especially when they come up against the money machines that are speed cameras.

I have told everyone for years to contest their fines.

Then the authorities made it harder and doubled the fine if you dared to take them on.

That's not justice.

And with the number of mistakes being made this just underlines the police state we live in. This latest move from the 'Justice' Ministry is a disgrace and targets all but the rich. Gordon Brown - his election to oblivion can't come soon enough.

Captain Gatso
The Motorists Friend

1 comment:

  1. This is the pits.
    If you decide to contest a speeding summons you're more likely than ever to come up against the Dream Team, dedicated to taking on those who dare to challenge speed tickets.
    These cowboys who are directors of RSS Ltd, an affilaite of ACPO. They are wheeled out to provide Expert Evidence, often spurious to say the least, and the costs really rack up when these guys are involved.
    To have to pay costs for these cowboys if you lose a case is bad enough but if you woin a case and can't claim back the costs which you have totted up trying to defend yourself from them is utterly shameful.
    The law is not impartial. We (the accused) have limited means to take on the CPS who are funded by the public with no limitations on how much it costs them to bring a case.