Woman Fined £25,000 After Racking Up 33 Speeding Tickets In 3 Months
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A woman has been fined more than £25,000 after racking up 33 speeding tickets in just three months.
Ann-Marie Cash, 20, set off one speed camera near her Cardiff home 30 times in just a few weeks and was once flashed by the same camera eight times in one day.
Police officers eventually pulled over Cash’s Nissan X Trail 4x4 and discovered the young driver had been cruising around south Wales without a licence or car insurance.
Cash – who was also driving with false Irish plates – has now been fined £21,780 and ordered to pay £3,610 in costs plus a £256 victim surcharge, according to The Mirror.
Cash’s 33 speeding offences were caused between August and October 2021 and she failed to show up to Cardiff Magistrates' Court after pleading guilty to the offences.
She was also slapped with 18 points on her licences and banned from driving for 18 months.
A spokesperson for GoSafe, a roads police group, told The Mirror: "GoSafe Field Enquiry Officers were alerted to the vehicle being stopped for displaying false plates. It had then been seized as it had no insurance, and the driver had no licence.”
He added: "This allowed GoSafe to establish the correct registration and address for the vehicle. They used this information to send all 34 Notice of Intended Prosecution letters to the owner, Ann Marie Cash, from the Cardiff area.
"After receiving no response to the letters, all 33 offences were referred to Cardiff Magistrates' Court. Ann Marie Cash contacted the court and pleaded guilty to the offences, however, was invited to attend due to the possibility of disqualification.”
The spokesperson concluded: "She did not attend, and the case was heard in her absence at Cardiff Magistrates' Court.
"All 33 offences were proven, with each offence carrying a fine of £660 with court costs and victim surcharges."
Wales’ four police forces and 22 unitary authorities make up GoSafe along with the Welsh government.
GoSafe aims to make Wales’ roads safer and is the UK’s largest road casualty reduction partnership.
GoSafe’s website notes: “The partnership is responsible for red light and speed camera enforcement but reducing casualties is not just about enforcing the law. The Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership is encouraging motorists to drive legally and safely through education and by offering permanent engineering solutions to roads.”