Sometimes, one may think it’s easier to lose a small battle and continue on living a peaceful life rather than losing more in an attempt to win one.
But this man from the United Kingdom has certainly proven that he’s got some spirit as he continuously fights the $120 (100 UK Pound) speeding fine he got several years ago, spending more money than the amount of the fine just to win the case.
Richard Keedwelll, a 71-year-old retired engineer, was stopped by the police while he was driving to Worcester in 2016 for the reason that he was driving way beyond the speed limit. He was fined a hundred pounds for driving 35 mph in a 30-mph-limit road and a few days later, he received a notice of intended prosecution (NIP), which infuriated him since then.
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Due to Keedwell’s firm belief that he didn’t do anything wrong while driving that day, he wrote down “no case to answer” on his pleading document. He even hired a video and electronics expert in an attempt to put the blame on the speed camera used by the police to track his speed.
From that point forward, Keedwell stopped at nothing to prove that he was driving within the speed limit, even if that means spending a couple of years fighting in court with his hired lawyers (who have expensive rates) and 7,000 pounds in court expenses, which doesn’t even account the travel costs and the effort of thinking about how he can win the case.
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Keedwell had already spent almost 30,000 pounds with no intention of yielding, but he still keeps on losing. While he is still angry about the entire speeding case the police had against him for not giving him leeway, he regrets spending that much money just to attain the “justice” he wanted in the first place.
“I regret the amount of money. I very simply wanted justice,” Keedwell said. “I’m sick and tired at the whole system which is steamrolling ordinary people.”