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ECHR upholds the right to silence

The European Court of Human Rights has accepted eight motorists' applications claiming that S172 of the 1988 Road Traffic Act breaches the right to silence implicit in Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Given that 90 per cent of applications are rejected at this first stage, this is an important step in a process which, if successful, will make the speed camera system unworkable.

This will mean that the Police can no longer threaten to prosecute the owner of a vehicle if he exercises his right to silence when asked to identify the driver under s172. If this goes all the way, any non-manned speed detecting equipment in the UK will be defunct :blink:

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Very promising!

I was wondering where that ruling had gone? It was just taking it's time!

I may be needing it myself - I got a single flash from a speed camera on my way hom e this morning! I was SO tired I wasnt really taking enough care going through the trap. 48 in a 40 I think.

I just have to hope it didn't have any film in it

"When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked him to forgive me."

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I KNEW it was there - it didnt even catch me by surprise. It was 8:30am and I hadn't been to bed - had been out clubbing. Was literally too tired to take sufficient care. Here's hoping it was just a flash only.

"When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked him to forgive me."

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