Ironic: Speed Camera Boss Fined for Speeding

Tom Riall, the boss of a speed camera company in UK, admitted speeding and was banned from driving for sex months. Riall, who is the chief executive of Serco Civil Government was driving with more than 100mph on a 70mph road trench in Suffolk.

Riall was driving his blue Volvo from Ufton Nervet  near Reading, when he was caught by a police patrol car on January 4, 2009, violating traffic speeding rules.

He pleaded guilty of driving at 102.9mph on the A14. Therefore, the Sudbury Magistrates’ Court fined Riall with £300, banned him from driving for six months and had six points added to his driving license.

It was his third speeding offense in two years, and Mr. Riall told the court that now he would be forced to hire two private chauffeurs at a personal cost of about £30,000, which might leave him unable to keep his three children in private school.

According to BBC News, outside court, he said: "I accept the decision of the court. I recognise that speeding is not acceptable. I very much regret what happened and I have made a full apology to the court."

Serco is a Business Services company based in Hook, North Hampshire in the United Kingdom. Through its Home Affairs division, the company provided more than 5,000 speed cameras all over the country and also writes & tests the software that controls the Matrix Message Signs, Signals, emergency roadside telephones (SOS) and traffic monitoring on England's motorway network including the National Traffic Control Centre.

Regarding the road safety cameras that Serco delivered to the UK Government, the company states that they have "helped to save 100 lives an year by deterring excessive speed and improving compliance with traffic signals.” Where were the speed cameras when Mr. Riall was speeding?
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