Man Spends $37k to Fight a $123 Speeding Ticket

You have to appreciate it when a man just refuses to be bullied by the government and will do anything to prove his innocence. Even if it costs tens of thousands of dollars.  

A 71-year-old guy in England named Richard Keedwell got caught going 35 in a 30-mile-per-hour zone back in 2016. However, he was adamant that he wasn't speeding, and was determined to fight the ticket in court.

The fine was only about $123 dollars. That was three years ago. Since that time he's spent over $37,000 fighting it. That includes around $26,000 on lawyers and the rest on court fees.

He claims the speed camera that caught him must have been triggered by a different car in the lane next to him. Adding insult to injury, the man lost his initial case and now just lost his appeal.

The worst part is the $37,000 he spent was a large chunk of his son's inheritance. Richard says he's just "sick" over it and that he never expected it to drag on so long, or cost so much.

He said, "I regret the amount of money. I very simply wanted justice."

Not sure his son feels any better about it.


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