The 70-year-old driver received two fines in his Audi within two minutes for speeding a 30-mile route

A motorist was issued two fines for speeding committed just two minutes apart on the same stretch of road.

George Peck, 70, has now warned other motorists to “keep their speed in check” after being handed three points and a £100 fine for the “repeat” offence.

Mr Peck, from Kingsbridge, South Devon, had the two fines taken to his home for a speeding he admits, but says he felt it was a “waste of court time” for what he believed to be the same offence holds.

On 6 August he was driving in his Audi 25 towards the Billacombe roundabout in Plymouth on the A379 in an area where he had not noticed that the speed limit had changed from 40 to 30mph.

Mr Peck’s first offense was for exceeding the speed limit at 2.42pm and the second at 2.44pm.

He was first clocked at 36 mph and had crept to 37 mph just two minutes later.

Speaking of the fines, he said: “I just think it’s a shame if we should and want to support the police and their efforts, they can’t show an ounce of common sense when dealing with what is a relatively minor offence.

George Peck (pictured), 70, was hit with two fines in as many minutes despite driving just one section of the road

George Peck (pictured), 70, was hit with two fines in as many minutes despite driving just one section of the road

George Peck (pictured), 70, was hit with two fines in as many minutes despite driving just one section of the road

Police said this is due to the average camera locations using two systems on the same stretch of road that are linked but still considered separate locations. Therefore, drivers can be “caught” twice while driving along the road.

But Mr Peck added: “I can’t believe it does anything other than rub people’s backs the wrong way.”

He explained that the first fine described the offense being caught on a static camera, while the second described it as maintaining an average speed between Billacombe roundabout and Saltram roundabout that exceeded 30mph.

Retracing his steps, the motorist recalled that between those roundabouts there was only a single 30-mile reminder, slightly past the first, by which time the average speed camera will already have recorded a majority speed.

Mr Peck, who is retired and has been driving for over 50 years, was offered a speed awareness course for the initial fine as it was his first speeding offence, but for the second, just minutes later, he was given three points and a fixed penalty of £100 as it is then a repeat offence.

Speaking of his fines, he said: “I couldn’t believe they wouldn’t agree it was an offense two minutes apart, surely they would understand this was the same offense just two minutes later.

Mr Peck, who has been driving for 50 years, has warned other drivers to

Mr Peck, who has been driving for 50 years, has warned other drivers to

Mr Peck, who has been driving for 50 years, has warned other drivers to “keep their speed in check” after his bizarre double penalty.

“I realized that after exceeding the speed limit, a subpoena was due, but I couldn’t believe two were due. It seemed to me that the system was wrong when that happened.

“If someone gets caught by one, they’ll almost certainly get caught by the other.”

Mr Peck fears this will happen to other motorists. He continued, “I thought this has to happen to other people too.

“I thought those cameras are automatic so I can’t be the only person this happened to because if you misunderstood the speed limit, which I did, I wasn’t intentionally going faster than I should have, I just figured it was a 40mph limit.

“I won’t transfer two minutes later unless there’s a 30 mph sign.”

He thinks there should be either multiple static cameras or a set of average speed cameras, rather than both, as “that’s just going to cause problems.”

Mr Peck was driving down the A379 in his Audi, but police said he was caught twice at the average camera locations with two systems on the same stretch of road, which are linked but are still considered separate locations

Mr Peck was driving down the A379 in his Audi, but police said he was caught twice at the average camera locations with two systems on the same stretch of road, which are linked but are still considered separate locations

Mr Peck was driving down the A379 in his Audi, but police said he was caught twice at the average camera locations with two systems on the same stretch of road, which are linked but are still considered separate locations

A police spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police Road Safety Team said you can and will be recorded and reported for speeding on both occasions as there is a roundabout between the systems.

“Two systems mean two speeding violations,” they said.

A spokesman added: “Speed ​​averaging systems are an excellent road safety tool with a compliance rate of around 96 per cent.

“This means a lower speed level, lower speed gives more time to react, more time to react means fewer collisions, and when collisions do occur, the reduced speed means less energy goes into the collision, which consequently means fewer injuries .”

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Any road user who is fined will be provided with all the information they need in relation to the alleged offence, including how to find further information and if necessary how to appeal.

“Violations of the Road Traffic Act can still lead to a court hearing if the road user appeals. As such, Devon and Cornwall Police are unable to comment on individual cases in order not to disrupt any future hearings or appeals.’


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Brian Ashcraft

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