ohm1969 wrote:Read a good link which I failed to save sadly about roadside stops & the resulting paperwork..
What I remember is the policy officer will try to get you to sign the ticket/BILL OF EXCHANGE & fob you off with the copy.This is why they try to hang on to the pad whilst you sign your money away.By accepting the copy you are putting yourself in dishonour as you have not honoured the original BOE at the time of the alleged offence. Idea is to try to take the pad from the nice man,personally I would not autograph it,but add ALL RIGHTS RESERVED,NON ASSUMPIT and rip the ticket off real quick & get it into your pocket ASAP.Failing that try to get a tear in the original so you can prove in court (if you can be arsed to go that far) that the nice man would not give you the original (even tho you tried to remove it yourself from the book) which I believe he is required to do as per the Bill Of Exchange Act.Might also be interesting to engage him in a conversation about BOE's and see if he is actually competent to be dishing them out.
Also I remember from the article that if you offer to pay at the time (obviously be awkward & offer a cheque/credit card) and they cannot accept,the bill becomes void.
And...It is your right to have a browse at the PACE book,so if they do not happen to have one they must get one for you.Enjoy every word
A recording would obviously be helpful to prove that you,your rights and the paperwork were dealt with in a lawful fashion.
Please check all this yourself as is from memory,I will hunt for the link.
This may be interesting tho
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