Chief Constable Meredydd Hughes banned for speeding
6 December 2007

Chief Constable for South Yorkshire, Meredydd Hughes, has been banned from driving for 42 days and fined £350.Hughes was convicted yesterday after being caught on camera doing 90mph in a 60mph zone on May 28th this year.Following the offence, Hughes resigned from his position as senior traffic officer for the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), where he campaigned for more speed cameras and even maintained that they should be made less visible. It was claimed there was no connection between the speeding offence and Hughes' resignation.Paul Smith, founder of Safe Speed road safety campaign, responded to the ban by saying that Hughes needed to "admit the truth and work to scrap the cameras which have caused all the trouble and get road safety back on track."It is not yet known how this might affect Hughes' role as Chief Constable for South Yorkshire.

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