Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Speed camera fraud

A garage boss who earned £24,000 by taking the rap for more than 100 speeding drivers was starting a prison sentence yesterday. Abdul Musa charged clients who had been caught breaking the limit £200 a time, in return for which he would lie that he had been behind the wheel. His scam, which spread by word of mouth, resulted in 120 drivers evading speeding tickets by paying him the cash bribes.

A survey has suggested as many as half a million motorists admit swapping points with friends and relatives to evade the threat of a ban, and police believe the case represents 'the tip of the iceberg'.