A British man has expressed regrets for spending £30,000 of his savings on a failed legal battle “for justice” over a £100 speeding fine.
Richard Keedwell, claims he was wrongly clocked doing 35mph in a 30mph zone on a day trip to Worcester in 2016.
After receiving a Notice of Intended Prosecution, Mr Keedwell claimed he had “no case to answer” and recruited the help of a video and electronics expert who told the court the speed camera may have been triggered by a car in an adjacent lane or have been faulty.
However, he said it took four trips to Worcester Magistrates’ Court before his appeal was heard. After losing the case, he lost a further crown court appeal in August.
Mr Keedwell said he expected the case would be “fairly quick” but had spent “the best part of £30,000”, including about £21,000 in barristers’ fees and £7,000 in court costs, as well as travel expenses.
He said,”I’m sick and tired at the whole system which is steamrolling ordinary people.
“I regret the amount of money. I very simply wanted justice,” he added.
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