Published on: May 20th, 2013
A driver in the United Kingdom did the right thing — he pulled to another lane for fire trucks responding to a call. Then, he received a ticket for the effort.
Cameras placed along the Bristol highway captured 67-year-old Ian Pemble pulling in the lane designated for buses, the Daily Mail reported. A few seconds later, two rigs passed Pemble.
“I paid my fine. But I was so annoyed with them, and I know my rights, so I asked for more evidence,” Pemble told the Daily Mail. “And it was lucky I did because when they sent through the video, it clearly shows me moving out of the way of two fire engines.”
Pemble will get his money back as well as an apology.
A council spokeswoman told the Daily Mail that while the video is typically reviewed before tickets are sent out to watch for these instances, that didn’t happen in this case.