SPEED GUNS WORK!
Shock admission by top cop
MILLIONS of speeding convictions could be called into question after police admitted their speed guns give faulty readings.
In court evidence, a cop revealed that the Falcon device they use also records speeds from other cars passing nearby which may be going faster.
Sergeant William Graham – who used to teach officers how to catch speeders – told a court: “You couldn’t be 100 per cent sure which vehicle you’re picking up.”
His remarkable evidence could lead to drivers appealing their speeding convictions if caught in the past by a Falcon gun.
The equipment is still widely in use but is being phased out in favour of a more sophisticated laser device.
Sgt Graham was giving evidence at the trial of colleague PC Blair Pettigrew, who is accused of dangerous driving for allegedly travelling at a Falcon-recorded speed of 63mph in a 30mph zone.
The Strathclyde officer, from Largs, Ayrshire, denies the charge, claiming a faster car close behind him caused the false reading.
The trial at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court was adjourned until later this month.
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