Liverpool teen gets a speeding ticket for her stationary car
A ‘MODEL driver’ was allegedly captured travelling over the speed limit – even though her car wasn’t moving at the time.
Emily Davies, 19, says her R-reg Fiat Punto was parked in a bay outside her home on Edge Lane Drive, Old Swan, when it was reportedly snapped by a nearby speed camera travelling at 37mph in a 30mph zone.
And Emily says because the offence was said to have taken place at nearly 10.30pm on a week night she was actually tucked up in bed at the time.
The offence was alleged to have taken place on the evening of March 10.
Emily, who works as a clinical receptionist at Fazakerley hospital, received a speeding ticket in the post from Merseyside Road Safety Camera Partnership last week.
She said: “I looked at the letter and began to question myself. Where have I been? What have I done? But I knew there was no way I’d be out at 10.22pm on a week night. I thought they’ve made a mistake.”
Emily, who only got one minor error when she took her driving test two years ago and was told she was her RAC instructor’s best pupil, went to the police station to dispute the charge.
But the teenager was told she would have to go to court before she could even see the photographic evidence.
Dad Bill Davies, 59, said: “When you have grown up in this house and seen 14 bodies outside because of the speed people go on these roads you know not to drive fast.
“Emily would have to have been driving an Exocet Missile not a 15-year-old Fiat Punto.”
A spokesman for Merseyside Road Safety Camera Partnership said: “All I can say is Merseyside Police make a sincere apology.
“There was a failure on the operator’s side. She will be getting a letter of apology and the matter will be cancelled.” THE ECHO