Monday, July 10, 2006


Motorist switches signs to avoid fines

`British motorist John Hopwood concocted a novel scheme to avoid payment when he was given a speeding fine simply switch the road signs.

Hopwood, 44, had been snapped by a speed camera breaking the 30 miles per hour limit.

So he went to a 40 mph area, removed a red “40” warning sign, drove back to the 30 mph area, attached it to a lamp post and took a photo as “proof” that his offence of driving at 48 mph had not been so bad.

However, suspicion soon arose when other drivers started querying the sign.’

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