A man has spent £30,000 of his life savings on a failed legal battle “for justice” over an £100 fine, reports the BBC.
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Richard Keedwell, 71, claims he was wrongly clocked doing 35mph in a 30mph zone during a day trip to Worcester back in 2016. He has been fighting the fine over the last 3 years and its caused him to use up his son’s inheritance money.
I was certainly not doing more than 30mph.
I was very surprised when a couple of days later I got the NIP [Notice of Intended Prosecution].
I really could not believe that I had been speeding. It made a simple day out turn very sour actually.
Richard even forked out on a video and electronics expert who told the court the speed camera may have been triggered by a car in an adjacent lane or have been faulty. He still lost the court case, and then lost another appeal after that.
He says he expected the case would be “fairly quick” but had spent “the best part of £30,000″, including about £21,000 in barristers’ fees and £7,000 in court costs, as well as travel expenses.
I’m sick and tired at the whole system which is steamrolling ordinary people.
I regret the amount of money. I very simply wanted justice.
I know that technically it’s his own £30,000 that he spent here but if you’re Richard Keedwell’s son and you find out that your dad spent your entire inheritance fighting an £100 speeding ticket, you have to murder him, right? There’s no other option.
I mean it’s £30,000 down the drain all because of an £100 speeding ticket that he just couldn’t let go. If he’s willing to go to those lengths to fight a speeding ticket just imagine what it’s like arguing with him in his own home. Thoughts & prayers with Mrs Keedwell and Keedwell Jr.
For the guy who stuck his middle fingers up at a speed camera and ended up with a £300 fine, click HERE.