Judge Orders $2.4 Million In Traffic Fines Refunded

Sep 19, 2011
Originally published on September 19, 2011 7:33 am
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Not so fast. That's the message a judge sent to a small village in Dorset, England. A speed camera on Duck Street was registered erroneously as being on Seatown Road. Because of that technicality, the judge ordered more than 24,000 drivers be refunded; $2.4 million in ticket fines. Some drivers donated the refunds to charity, some gloated. Driver Allan Daw(ph) told the London Express if motorists make a mistake, they get punished. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.