Man parked in lay-by fined £100 for speeding

A driver wrongly hit with a £100 speeding fine despite his car being parked in a lay-by has been told human error led to the blunder.

Dave Copeland was inside a Chinese takeaway in Telford waiting for his order when a passing motorbike triggered a speed camera.

An investigation by the West Mercia Safer Roads Partnership found that MrCopeland's vehicle was captured in the same photograph as the offending bike, which was doing 35mph in a 30mph zone.

A safer roads partnership spokeswoman said:

Mr Copeland contacted the partnership to complain after being informed of the supposed offence on October 30.

The 35-year-old electrician was then assured that the speed camera picture showed his car in a lay-by.