Judge Orders $2.4 Million In Traffic Fines Refunded
DAVID GREENE, Host:
Not so fast. That's the message a judge sent to a small village in Dorset, England. A speed camera on Duck Street was registered erroneously as being on Seatown Road. Because of that technicality, the judge ordered more than 24,000 drivers be refunded; $2.4 million in ticket fines. Some drivers donated the refunds to charity, some gloated. Driver Allan Daw(ph) told the London Express if motorists make a mistake, they get punished. It's MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.