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When i was charged with ‘Drunk in charge of a vehicle’ I didn’t know what to do or who to contact. Fortunately I’ve known one lawyer for a number of years so contacted him immediately. I explained my situation to which he replied immediately ‘ If there’s anyone that can help you its a personal friend Graham Walker’. Obviously at first i was dubious of such a high recommendation so quickly but it soon became apparent it was the right choice. Living on a small island on the west coast of Scotland isn’t practical at the best of times never mind trying to win a court case with your lawyer, the court and residence all in different places. Having said this Graham and his team weren’t phased by the logistics in the slightest and pressed on with the case straight away to a fantastic standard. One of Grahams juniors Simone travelled to the scene of the incident to photograph the scene,interview witnesses and appreciate the logistics of the offence. Simone couldn’t be faulted in any aspect of the investigation. She went through everything with a fine toothed comb and came across genuinely on my side of the argument and determined to get the best outcome possible.Knowledgeable and professional throughout, Simone is a real credit to Graham and Road traffic law as a company. Graham Walker drove 3 hours to get to court for the case not to go on trial and he didn’t bother in the slightest. Again, the main concern was my case and getting the best possible outcome. The second time he made the 3 hour drive the trial went ahead. It was at this time i witnessed him stand in front of the court room and ‘grab the bull by the horns’ so to speak. With his eloquent manner and calm demeanour it wasn’t long before the fiscal and witnesses were on there back feet wondering what to ask next. This was the theme from the outset and subsequently he won the trial with an impressive portfolio of questions and techniques. Graham,Simone and I’m sure the rest of there colleagues at Road Traffic Law are exceptionally well educated in the given department and couldn’t provide a better service. If anyone has been charged with a road traffic offence theres only one company that will give you the service and confidence to win your case and thats road traffic law. Impeccable service form start to finish.
, West Coast Of Scotland

I was on 9 points and facing a ban which could have had serious implications at my work never mind my family - having 2 young children needing nurseries etc. When charged I was unsure what to do but arranged a meeting to discuss and from that point on Graham and his team put me at ease and gave me confidence all the way through the long drawn out process that i had a case and that i could win it. This is a specialist area and their knowledge and experience means they are in a strong position before you start. A year down the line they managed to get my case thrown out in court so it has worked out the best investment i have made. I would suggest anyone who is charged in a road incident gives them a call - you have nothing to lose and Graham is fantastic.Thank you so much Roadtrafficlaw.com.
, Paisley District Court
Road Traffic Lawyers is rated 5/5 based on 63 testimonials.

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Speed Cameras Types In Scotland

You will find speed cameras all over Scotland. They are not invincible. We win speed camera cases everyday. We won Alan Hutton’s case and we could win yours. There is no easy formula to follow. Each case needs to be tackled head on and every angle checked.

The infamous GATSO tends to be sited at the side of the road. In the past it used induction loops laid into the road to detect speeding drivers but now most models use radar. In Scotland they tend to be set so that they can only “observe” one side of the road. One of the most common questions we receive is “Can the GATSO camera get me when I am driving towards it?” The answer is No they take photographs of the back of the vehicle. The purpose being to identify the vehicle and then the registered keeper receives a NIP requiring that they name the driver. However TRUVELO Speed cameras can take a photograph of you approaching and this can be from either side of the road. More common in the east of Scotland but being used more and more due to cot being lower than the GATSO and the fact that they can “Shoot” in either direction. The old film devices are being replaced with digital technology that takes the picture, the computer then accesses registered keeper details and automatically prints a letter to serve on the registered keeper. The photograph is of the back of the vehicle therefore it is difficult if not impossible to identify the driver with the photographs obtained. We visited the factory last year and have to admit that they run a really impressive operation.

Truvelo Speed Camera

The Truvelo speed camera is a lot like the GATSO but it has the added advantage of being able to position it facing in either direction. It can photograph oncoming vehicles therefore can get a shot of your face as you drive past. How and when such a photograph can be used against you in evidence is questionable. It raises some interesting points about your human rights and the right to “private life” They are also cheaper than the GATSO. When we last checked the GATSO cost around £44,000 and the Truvelos were around £28,000. Although you will see a flash in your mirror when you speed past a GATSO the Truvelo doesn’t do that. It uses infra red light so no flash required.

SPECS Speed Camera

The SPECS speed camera system is well know to anyone who trvels up and down to Ayr. They are sited on gantries over the road and have been nicknamed “the yellow vultures” They consist of a couple of video cameras that use infra red to allow them to work 24/7.

Drivers pass between the entry and exit camera points positioned along the relevant roadway. (Normally Dual carriageway or motorway) their number plates are digitally recorded, Then, by ANPR recognition, the images on the video of matching number plates are paired up, and because each image carries a date and time stamp, the computer can establish your average speed between the cameras.

Peek Speed Camera

Again similar to the GATSO. Peek cameras use inductive loops in the roadway to detect the speed contravention then take a photograph of the back of the vehicle.

Mobile Speed Camera

The Road Safety Initiatives throughout Scotland use a variety of mobile and hand devices to detect speeding. Sometimes referred to as the “Talivan”

These systems include: Mini-Gatso, TSS system and Teletraffic (laser guns). LTI 20/20,Mini-Gatso, the technology used in a Mini-Gatso unit is very similar to that used within a fixed position Gatso speed camera, using radar. Laser technology is radically different and involves aiming a laser beam at a vehicles number plate from a great distance away. There have been very few scientific studies regarding the effect of large distance detection eg. Has the beam spread wide enough to detect the white reflective road markings?

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