Drivers caught by cameras escape tickets

LONDON, April 10 (UPI) -- Thousands of British drivers are reportedly evading speed cameras by registering their cars at accommodation addresses.

In those cases, police who go looking for scofflaws find only a storefront where shopkeepers accept mail for a fee.

One driver has accumulated more than 100 tickets, the London Observer reports. Another paid no fine after a camera clocked him at 119 miles per area in a densely populated residential neighborhood.

The cameras have led to an overall decline in speeding, officials say. But some politicians are campaigning for a change in the law to remove the registration loophole.

Andrew Selous, a Conservative member of Parliament, said that the current system is unfair and dangerous, because it creates a group of motorists who can speed with impunity.

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