Speeding ticket for tractor overturned
14th June 2018
A speed camera has caught a tractor travelling at about one-and-a-half times over the speed limit. The farmer, who was driving the tractor at the time, has claimed the captured
A speed camera has caught a tractor travelling at about one-and-a-half times over the speed limit.
The farmer, who was driving the tractor at the time, has claimed the captured information to be false.
The tractor, a John Deere 6130R, which is limited to to 31 mph (50 kph), was captured going 47 mph (74 kph) in a 30 mph zone.
The Cumbria-based farmer, who goes by the alias, Hally, on The Farming Forum said: “I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
“I had been done at a notorious local speed camera for 46mph in a 30mph zone.”
When asked if he had been carrying any heavy weight downhill, when the speed camera is said to have captured the alleged speeding tractor, the farmer said: “Afraid not, just a 3t Uni-drill.”
To dispute the alleged speeding of the tractor, Hally rang the number given on the speeding ticket.
“I rang the ticket office and initially they started to argue that the machine was accurately calibrated.
“I pointed out I could prove that the camera was a mile out.”
After some discussion, the ticket office decided to cancel the ticket.
“They decided to consult with what I assume was the camera operators, who said there are issues when towing trailers past these cameras and therefore immediately cancelled the ticket.”