UK Speed Tickets Possibly Void Because of Wrong Font

Now, that's a piece of news which is as funny as it is also silly: thousands of speeding tickets handed out to motorists in the UK could be ruled as illegal, as some lawyers found out that the font used for the LED variable speed limit signs did not meet the criteria set by the Department of Transport.
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New LED variable speed limit signs have been installed in 2006 by the Highways Agency on a stretch of the M42 motorway, but it seems like the font they used was not the one approved by the 2002 standards, which regulate this matter. The font used was reported as being too narrow, hence the lawyer's appeal to squash the fines.

More than 11,000 fixed penalties have been issued for breaking the speed limits over said highway segment, and a lot of them are now being subjected to the new legal actions. We're extremely curios to see the outcome of all this madness, and whether the state will refund the fines. Since standards and laws are in effect, this should be a two-way business, shouldn't it?
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