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Such ignorance on this thread. Its no wonder so many people get caught speeding or end up with PCNs from Excel if their road knowledge is so weak.

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http://www.safetycamera.org/Content/filemanager/upload/file/Site%20Operations%20Policy%20-%20website%20version%207July2011.pdf

 

Page 5 "These are set up by the roadside and are attended by a police staff enforcement officer."

 

Police STAFF enforcement officers are civillian workers employed and paid for by the partnership. They are not serving officers from the "beat"

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Police STAFF enforcement officers are civillian workers employed and paid for by the partnership. They are not serving officers from the "beat"

 

Thanks for the clarification. As I said above I wasn't 100% sure.

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So if someone was to park legally behind the camera van and block the line of sight of the camera, could they be prosecuted?

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Manned by Coppers on overtime I believe. OP, if you were legaly parked - I would not worry.

Angel.

 

They are actually operated by civilian staff these days and have been for some time.

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Such ignorance on this thread. Its no wonder so many people get caught speeding or end up with PCNs from Excel if their road knowledge is so weak.

 

Excel have nothing to do with road knowledge. They are a parking management company.

 

They issue tickets which are designed to make people think they are fines. In fact they are speculative invoices which pretend to be fines.

 

They are best totally ignored in the absence of properly stamped court papers.

 

They have just lost a court case under their other name of Vehicle Control Services aka as VCS which again indicates they cannot fine people. (it is a tax case and there is a discussion on this forum about its significance)

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This being the case, is this why they had to get special permission from the council to park the camera van in a certain spot on the dual carrageway in Mexboro. If they are exempt why need council permission to park there.

They have to be exempted in the traffic regulation order, most councils include the exemption in any order as a matter of course.

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So if someone was to park legally behind the camera van and block the line of sight of the camera, could they be prosecuted?

 

If you were inadvertantly preventing the camera crew from doing their work, you'd be asked to move. (Hopefully, politely, but who knows?)

 

If you were deliberately preventing them - for instance by refusing to move after being asked - then yes, you can be prosecuted.

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Excel have nothing to do with road knowledge. They are a parking management company.

 

It has everything to do with reading a sign though, or parking correctly between the lines, or not parking in a disabled bay - which those who get these tickets seem to be unable to do so bring the hassle on themselves.

 

Who cares how these businesses operate. If you actually bothered to read the signs and park to their requirements you wouldn't get a ticket. But that seems to be lost on some people.

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Coincidence maybe?

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If you were inadvertantly preventing the camera crew from doing their work, you'd be asked to move. (Hopefully, politely, but who knows?)

 

If you were deliberately preventing them - for instance by refusing to move after being asked - then yes, you can be prosecuted.

 

For what offence?

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A quick Google states the offence would be "unnecessary obstruction / wilful obstruction" and would be a fixed penalty offence.

 

Its such a shame that people feel the need to obstruct the camera though rather than drive at the posted limit. It seems that people feel they don't need to obey rules and laws if they're in their car.

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