Motorist fined for blocking view of speed camera van in South Yorkshire

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A motorist has been fined £100 for parking a van in front of a speed camera van in Rotherham.

The driver parked a white Ford Transit van in front of a speed camera van in Maltby 'with the sole intention of stopping officers from performing their speed enforcement duties', according to the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership, which operates the cameras.

A spokesman said: "On July 11 a white Ford Transit van parked directly behind an enforcement vehicle with the sole intention of stopping officers from performing their speed enforcement duties.

"Noting that the vehicle had parked illegally on the zig-zag lines near to a crossing facility, our officers requested the assistance from the police constable that works within the department.

"The driver was subsequently issued with a £100 fine.

"Next time you consider parking behind one of our enforcement vehicles, be warned. It may be a police constable within the vehicle. If this is the case, you may be charged with obstructing a police officer. This carries a maximum penalty of one month's imprisonment and, or, a fine of up to £1,000.

"All of our speed enforcement is carried out on routes that have a history of casualties brought about from traffic collisions. By obstructing our officers, you are potentially risking the lives of vulnerable road users."