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Postal strike could have silver lining for speeding drivers

As the Royal Mail workers strike continues to place more pressure on the UK economy and UK consumers, it has been revealed that speeding fines could well be cancelled due to a technical issue. Under UK law a motorist suspected of speeding can only be convicted of the offence if they receive official notification from the authorities within two weeks of the event. However, early estimates suggest that up to 20,000 speeding notices are stuck in the UK postal system and with more strike action planned for the weeks and months ahead this figure could grow.

If a notice arrives more than 14 days after the alleged offence this is "out of time" under court regulations and effectively alleged offenders will escape scot-free. This is just the tip of the iceberg with regards to the Royal Mail strike which is starting to impact on businesses and consumers up and down the country. There is a feeling that the government is pushing hard behind the scenes but so far, especially after yesterday's outburst by Adam Crozier, the two parties appear further apart than ever.

In what is fast becoming a high-risk game of "who blinks first" the stakes are now incredibly high and both parties have a lot to lose.

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