In the Media

Motorists wait for fines refund

PUBLISHED April 12, 2006

Drivers in Devon are waiting to have fines repaid nearly six months after speeding convictions were ruled unsafe.

More than ?100,000 is due to be repaid after errors in the use of a mobile speed camera at Starcross in Devon.

Between November 2002 and March last year, 1,800 drivers were wrongly convicted, but the first cheques were only sent out on Monday.

The court service which is repaying the money said it hopes to have all cases settled within six to eight weeks.

The Devon and Cornwall safety camera partnership which operated the cameras at Starcross said its first priority was to remove the penalty points from drivers' licences.

All the paperwork has now been passed to the Courts Service which has taken on five extra staff to help process the refunds.