Thanks. An item missing here is the "speed camera", the purpose of which was to create cash for local authorities, under the guise of safety - whereas most drivers became more frustrated by their presence and sped more after passing them.
They actually thought the cameras were a form of provocation and thus lived up to what they considered as a challenge ... Interesting. They obviously had an eye to contest the camera system (not the ticket) in court with the goal in mind to give the judge a piece of their minds on the matter !... (the defense would presumeably claim that the system is ruled by filthy crooks out for a buck ! It is presumed that they would also claim that the goal of such cameras is not for safety which is further demonstrated if there are no signs inviting motorists to be..cautious...)
Mind you, I once got a ticket crossing a red light on a bike even if I swore that it was green. But then I could have mistaken anticipating the green light (because the other one was yellow) and actually crossing at the green... No need to tell you that I paid the full amount...
I have a picture somewhere that should inspire you folks. I just have to find it ! ( Someone had the nerve to stick a road sign in the middle of the roadway before a precipitous drop !... )