Police have revealed some of the peculiar responses they have received to speeding offences.

Road safety unit officers have expressed their astonishment at the bizarre efforts some drivers undertake to evade punishment.

Alison Treharne from the unit said: "Despite their attempts to avoid accountability for speeding on a road, this approach has always failed at Court, and we are sharing some of the examples so you can see why."



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A Malvern man, 44, was caught driving at 65 miles-per-hour on the M42 near Tamworth in Arden on July 15 last year.

When asked to identify the driver of the vehicle, which was registered to his address, he handed over a 65-page document claiming fraud and referencing a parking fine.

He also provided an exhibit voicing his opposition of tax, entitled 'There is a loaf of bread on Morrisons Shelf'.

His esoteric defence did not hold up in court, and he was fined £660 and had six points taken from his licence.

A Redditch man, 62, was caught speeding at 57 miles-per-hour on the M40 near Lapworth.

His defence strategy was historically inspired, writing letters referencing the Magna Carta and fraud claims.

He took things a step further declaring his name as ‘trademarked’ and 'copyrighted'.

His bid to claim damages of £1.5 million with eight per cent daily interest did not succeed.

He suffered the same fate as the previous offender earlier this year.

The owner of a speed-limit offending vehicle, a 57-year-old man, was let down by his officer response strategy.

His defence was grounded in claims the addressed person was a 'dead soul' and 'not a living entity'.

His tactics failed, and he was fined £660 and received six points on his licence.

Ms Treharne concluded: "Sadly for them, if they had cooperated with us and provided the driver’s details when required, then the most likely outcome would be for the driver to be offered a speed awareness course.

"Our appeal to the public is, to please comply with the Road Traffic legislation, and do not be taken in by bogus material on the internet that will result in a much more costly outcome.”