TheNewspaper.com: Driving Politics
Home >Police Enforcement > Speed Limits/Traps > UK: Truck Driver Found Not Guilty of Waving 
Print It Email It Tweet It

10/13/2005
UK: Truck Driver Found Not Guilty of Waving
The UK High Court overturned the conviction of a milk truck driver for waving to motorists.

Flag waving
The conviction of a UK milk truck driver for the crime of waving to motorists to warn of an upcoming speed trap has been overturned. Her Majesty's High Court of Justice found Charles Glendinning, 55, not guilty of obstruction of justice because there had been no evidence that the defendant actually slowed anyone down.

Police noticed Glendinning was waving to motorists ahead of the trap on the A303 in Somerset where officers had been issuing one ticket every minute. Government prosecutors had argued that the purpose of the trap was to catch people, therefore Glendinning's efforts thwarted the police. The High Court judges suggested Glendinning's effort to "prevent speeding" should be appreciated.

Source: Lorry driver cleared of waving (BBC News (UK), 10/13/2005)

Regional News:
Other news about England



Permanent Link for this item
Return to Front Page


Related News
Speed Trap Protester Sues Connecticut Cops

Arkansas Town Banned From Issuing Speeding Tickets

Federal Funds Turn Texas Speed Traps Into Municipal Windfall

Towns Seek Speed Trap Cash From Group That Profits From Tickets

Motoring Group Asks Feds To Stop Funding Ticket Traps




View Main Topics:

Get Email Updates
Subscribe with Google
Subscribe via RSS or E-Mail

Back To Front Page


Front Page | Get Updates | Site Map | News Archive | Search | RSS Feed
TheNewspaper.com: Driving politics
TheNewspaper.com