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I WAS PUNISHED FOR GIVING WAY TO EMERGENCY VEHICLESource: Letter to the editor (The Express (UK), 11/29/2004)
I WAS driving my car in a normal stream of traffic when I had to move to the centre of the road in order to pass a large van parked on the left.
As I indicated my intended manoeuvre and checked my rearview mirror, I saw that an emergency vehicle with flashing lights was coming up behind me at speed. Since I was by now almost abreast of the parked van, I accelerated for a second or two to get my car out of the way so as to give the emergency vehicle a clear road.
In so doing, I triggered a speed camera which was positioned precisely alongside the parked van. I got a fixed penalty fine and three penalty points.
I wrote to the police explaining the situation. But it seems that raking in money from the poor old motorist is all that interests them.
Edgar Riches, South Croydon, Surrey