A lot of speed tickets are given to US citizens every single day meaning that there is some kind of business in this for the US police departments. And they sure do all they can to find the people who is driving too fast through i.e. 30 km/h (19 mph) zones.
This is exactly what happened when a man from Winnipeg, Canada, successfully fought a speeding ticket in court using images from Google Maps´ Street View. It might sound a bit crazy – and maybe it is as well, but he really managed to get rid of the ticked although the police said that he had to pay 230$ for driving 49 km/h (30 mph) in a 30 km/h (19 mph) zone.
The man used Google Maps’ Street View to show the court where the 30 km/h (19 mph) zone started and where it ended. Then he managed to compare the two images – the one from the police and the one from Google Street View – letting the judge see that he was out of the 30 km/h (19 mph) zone when the image of him and his car was taken by the police.
According to FoxNews.com the man now do question how police officers issue tickets in his area. The day he went to court 150 others were doing the same that single day meaning that a lot of people are trying to fight their tickets – mostly without luck!
But this man who did use Google Street View managed to fight the police although it´s not too late for the decision to be overturned.
This man is happy that he don´t have to pay the ticked, but he is I bit sad that he had to use two days off – one to inform the judge has he wished to fight the ticked, and one to meet the police in court.