German judge throws out speed camera fines


A judge in Germany has taken exception against the prosecution of speeders by dropping charges against 42 speeding drivers.  A spokesman for the court said that Judge Helmut Knoener does not believe that speed cameras have anything to do with safety.

Judge Knoener thinks that speeding violations are simply a way for the state to make more money off of its citizens.  The sixty-two year old judge thinks that speeding violations have little to do with safety control and can see no reason why the state would use photography to enforce speeding codes since these are violations after the fact and have no bearing what so ever on safety.

Knoener is pushing for tighter regulations about exactly where and how speed controls should be used in regard to traffic safety. It is, however, too early for the drivers to breath a sigh of relief as the Prosecution Services can still appeal.