Speed camera tickets parked car

Jan. 21, 2010 at 2:35 PM   |   Comments

NUTHALL, England, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- British police apologized to a man whose parked car was twice photographed by a camera near his home and issued speeding fines.

Jeff Buck, 55, said he recently received two speeding fines alleging he was violating the speed limit while his car was actually parked in front of his Nuthall, England, home, the Nottingham Evening Post reported Thursday.

Buck said he successfully contested the fines and police apologized, saying the camera must have been triggered by speeding vehicles passing near his parked car.

"I assumed the first time it happened that the police would put something in place to prevent it from happening again," Buck said. "I'm concerned now that every time someone triggers the camera I'll get these notices. I am amused by it, but also angry that I have to go to the trouble of contacting the police."

Buck said he has to park his car on the street because his home does not have a garage or driveway.

"It's amazing that whatever system is in place cannot tell the difference between a car that is motionless and one traveling at 37 mph," he said.

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