Where’s the real crime?

Full-time carer, Alec Dennis, 61, pleaded guilty to driving at 52 in a 30 limit on his way to rushing his son, who had stomach pains, to hospital. He was worried about leaving his disabled wife, but feared his son had appendicitis (it turned out to be kidney stones). He didn’t call an ambulance because of delays experienced in the past. He got 6 points, £85 fine and £15 victim surcharge. The time of day the speed camera caught him? 4.20 a.m. On the face of it, his conviction sounds criminally inappropriate. Story here.

About Martin Cassini

Campaign founder and video producer, pursuing traffic system reform to make roads safe, civilised and efficient
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