News 23 May 2022

You Could Be Fined £1000 Or Jailed For Warning Others Where Speed Cameras Are

23 May 2022
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Drivers could be fined up to £1,000 or jailed for up to four weeks for warning others on social media about the location of speed cameras.

North Wales Police issued the warning this week and detailed the possible implications of tweeting about speed cameras or speed vans. The rule falls under section 89 of the Police Act 1997.

A spokesperson for the North Wales Police said, “Publicising the locations of speed traps hampers the good work that staff and officers do to reduce speeding motorists, which is one of the “Fatal Five” offences.

“Motorists could be prosecuted if they are caught warning other drivers on the road for any speed trap.”

The news comes as it was also announced that new 20 mph speed cameras would be launching across the UK and that there is a current crackdown on “noisy” drivers.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps said, “We want those in Britain’s noisiest streets, who are kept up at night by unbearable revving engines and noisy exhausts, to come forward with the help of volunteer areas to test and perfect the latest innovative technology.

“For too long, rowdy drivers have been able to get away with disturbing our communities with illegal noisy vehicles.

“It’s time we clamp down on this nuisance, banish the boy racer and restore peace and quiet to local streets.”