Speed cameras in Ipswich Road Norwich flash every driver
1:30 p.m. March 23, 2022
Baffled drivers are caught on radar on a busy city route, even when driving at the correct speed.
Over the weekend, the speed camera near City College in Ipswich Road was seen flashing on every passing car, no matter how fast it was traveling.
Andre Smith, owner of Cans ‘N’ Cocktails bar in Prince of Wales Road, was caught on camera on Friday March 18.
The camera continued to malfunction over the weekend.
Mr Smith said: “It was comical because it flashed every passing car.
“It will be interesting to see if people get tickets.”
Phil Payne, traffic justice manager for Norfolk and Suffolk Constabulary, confirmed that the camera only detects valid offenses, and those traveling at legal speeds need not worry.
He said: “We are aware there was an issue with this camera last week but when checked it was working fine.
“It seems to be a problem with the flash rather than the camera or the speed detection,” he explained.
“This will be rectified as soon as we can get an engineer in.”
Julie Gowland, legal director and head of licensing in the regulatory and corporate defense team at Birketts, said: “There is a risk that people who have accelerated cotton will be interested in it and then they will seek to challenge the findings that support their acceleration.
“We live in a rural area and public transport isn’t the best. It doesn’t offer much flexibility to get from A to B.
“Driving is a lifeline for so many people that the risk of losing their license is very real and it’s a risk people don’t want to take. I fear these situations will mean people will be punished for offenses which they did not commit.” is not engaged.
“Not everyone has the wherewithal to successfully challenge these things.
“You are innocent until proven guilty, but the reality is that the onus is on the defendant to try to establish their innocence.
“Driving is not a luxury, it’s an absolute necessity.”