Alpine’s A110 sports car may not be the most powerful mid-engined car, but driving is fun, and you know you run the risk of getting a speeding ticket every time you get behind the wheel. As one French owner found out, you can get a ticket even when no one is behind the wheel, when the engine is off and the parking brake is pressed firmly.
According to a Facebook account EasyRadLike millions of drivers around the world, the owner was an unwelcome recipient of a speeding ticket sent to them by mail, which says that at 5:39 a.m. on March 12, his car was hit while traveling at a speed of 70 km / h (49 miles). Limit km / h (44 miles) on the Periphery Highway bypassing Paris.
Of course, there was a picture to prove it, a white A110 image showing the owner’s number (blurred in our picture for privacy reasons). But if anyone in the Paris police department were concerned about the investigation, they would have noticed a few things that were very wrong in their arguments.
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There is no one behind the wheel, to begin with, and you can see from the wheels that the car is not moving, or at least its wheels are not turning. The presence of metal sides and harnesses on the trailer clearly indicates that the vehicle is being transported in another vehicle or being towed in a trailer. Most importantly, the camera should be set so that it can catch drivers from behind when passing, but the Alps are photographed from the front. If it does not turn back 44 miles per hour on a four-lane highway, it will not be able to increase speed.
The camera in question is a drone Morpho device and you can be sure that the whole process from taking a picture to issuing a ticket is automated. But someone has to put this ticket in an envelope, and the person who did not notice the mistake. Fortunately, if there is all the evidence in favor of the Alpine owner, it should be easy to eliminate. This is good news for the A110 owner, but not better for the carrier’s driver if the original picture also shows his license plate.
Opened the picture EasyRad.org