We have commented previously on the attempt by the London Borough of Wandsworth to issue PCNs for violating a 20 mph speed limit – see https://freedomfordrivers.blog/2022/12/16/wandsworth-20-mph-limits-unenforceable/ .
It has now been reported that this approach has been blocked by the Department for Transport (DfT) who have indicated that obtaining driver details for that purpose is unlawful. The DfT have told the DVLA to stop sharing details of drivers caught speeding under the scheme.
Barrie Segal, an expert on motoring law who runs a web site called MyappealNow, has also said that he believes this scheme is illegal as only the police can enforce speed limits. He would be interested in hearing from anyone who is issued with a PCN by any council in such circumstances.
Comment: Motorists need to oppose this attempt to extend the law so that councils can generate money from minor infringements of speed limits.
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