find_bruce wrote:IDriving offences are committed by drivers, not vehicles. The registration number, unless a forgery, identifies the vehicle but not the driver. From what I have seen, many videos in the moron motorist threads do not give a clear shot of the driver & this will make ID problematic.
thanks for that bruce, an excellent overview. i'd be interested in further consideration of the point you made and i've quoted, though. vehicle registration does not identify the driver, as you said. however it does identify the registered operator of the vehicle. this is enough to prosecute the operator for many offences, including speed camera and tollway infringements. in such cases, the onus falls onto the registered operator to demonstrate that they were not the driver. this almost invariably means identifying the driver under sworn testimony/affidavit. do you know if there is a general provision around driving offences and vehicle registration which could be used for offences caught on camera, or are they restricted to automated enforcement, such as those i cited?