Why? He may not have been driving. It could have been a cameraman, soundman, producer or even just an assistant.He shoulda just paid the ticket, what a dumba*s.
Seems pretty unethical to me. If the car is in your care, then you should also be responsible for any infractions incurred whilst it's under you care.Why? He may not have been driving. It could have been a cameraman, soundman, producer or even just an assistant.
Clarkson has stated on at least one occasion that he has never been caught by a speed camera and that you'd have to be bloody stupid to get caught as UK speed cameras are marked with a large warning sign.
Sure but the one thing we *know* is that it wasn't the manufacturer, who graciously lent them the automobile. So why stiff them with the ticket?G'Day Brian,
There is a difference between 'in your care' and under your control.
In this case several people may have driven the car along the same stretch of road within a short period. One of them may have exceeded the speed limit by as little as the width of the speedo needle. Which one? Even the driver may not know. Unless accurate records of who was driving when were kept, who knows. Was the clock on the speed camera accurate, was the film crews?
There are lots of issues that make it very hard to determine who was responsible. And then there is the issue of whether the vehicle photographed was even the one borrowed from Alfa. Errors have been made before.
I guess that's the question - with Clarkson getting off, did that also let Alfa off the hook?Generally, number plate recognition software is used and if it finds a valid number a letter or fine is sent without human validation.
Alfa would be in the clear as it would have been documented that the car had been loaned to Top Gear.
Cameras in the UK generally take photo's from the front (I believe) but whether or not the driver is recognisable I do not know.
Here, photo's are usually taken from the rear.
Here, letters are sent to the registered owner requiring them to either incriminate themselves or someone else.
Here, the vehicle owner is guilty until proven innocent.
Here, it is up to the owner of the vehicle to prove their innocence. It is not up to the prosecution to to prove their guilt.
So, I lend you the keys to my car, you and some friends go out and have some fun, get some tickets, you don't know who was driving it when, so *I* have to pay the ticket?I'm with Craig on this one, anyone of the production team could have been driving.
proof.The government should have the burden of
you are right, it doesnt fly... someone knocked over my motorcycle and an eyewitness got their plate. I filed a police report with license plate number and nothing came of it. Cop said all they have to do is say that they werent driving the car! Nothing came of it... thanks SFPDDo the speed cameras only take pictures of the car and its license plate or does it get the driver too? This sounds like a huge flaw especially if the owner of the car has let someone borrow it. This would NOT fly in Ca as everyone would be fighting their tickets and winning.