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Driver group questions legality of speed awareness courses

10 June 2016
Paying the police to avoid prosecution for speeding is bribery, says the ABD
Paying the police to avoid prosecution for speeding is bribery, says the ABD

 

A MOTORISTS' organisation may take legal action to try and end the practice of police forces offering drivers a speed awareness course as an alternative to prosecution for speeding.

The Alliance of British Drivers (ABD) says the practice of the police accepting money in return for dropping a prosecution amounts to bribery. 

“It’s bribing the police to waive prosecutions,” said Roger Lawson, the ABD’s London region co-ordinator, who is leading the campaign to end the...

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