Laundry delivery driver, 58, faces 81 penalty points after being caught speeding 22 times on the same 30mph stretch of road in less than three weeks
- Peter McPherson, 58, who lives in Wembley, earned points while working for laundry services company Galicia in Park Royal, west London last year.
- He was caught speeding over the A40 Westway flyover between 35 and 41mph on a 30mph stretch of road for 18 days from July 15 to August 1, 2022
A laundry delivery driver faces 81 penalty points on his license after he was caught speeding 22 times on the same 30mph stretch of road in less than three weeks.
Peter McPherson, 58, who lives in Wembley, is said to have earned points while working for laundry services company Galicia in Park Royal, west London.
But the man who goes back and forth between business and buyer is said to have done his job far too quickly as he was caught speeding down the 30mph stretch of the A40 Westway flyover for 18 days last summer.
Between July 15 and August 1, 2022, Mr McPherson was stopped on average speed cameras a total of 22 times, including four times on the first day alone, at speeds of 35 to 41 mph.
Mr McPherson told the Evening Standard he was ‘disgusted’ at the prospect of a driving ban and would cause him ‘exceptional difficulty’ in his job, as he has worked for the company since age 16 years old.
Laundry delivery driver Peter McPherson, 58, faces 81 penalty points on his license after he was caught speeding 22 times on the same 30mph stretch of road on the A40 Westway flyover in the west of London, in less than three weeks
The family-run service provider delivers clean towels, linens and clothing to hotels, spas and restaurants across London.
Solicitors representing Mr McPherson pointed out that their client already had seven points on his license and the offenses would add up to 81 for him.
The A40 Westway is a key route for many Londoners, normally used by around 96,000 vehicles a day, according to Transport For London.
Roadworks meant a temporary 30mph restriction was put in place in 2020 but has since been made permanent.
Accumulating 12 or more penalty points in three years can disqualify you from driving, and the points can remain on your license for between four and 11 years depending on the seriousness of the offence.
He continued: “I have been driving this stretch of road for many years. I was so shocked when all these fines were sent to me at work. There were a whole bunch of them.
“If I lose my job, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’ve never been inside a court before, so I’m very nervous, but I’m going to the court to ask not to have a ban because it will cause me difficulties.
“I’ve been in the business all my adult life and have driven with no problem. They got the fines because it’s a work van. Everything changed in such a short time for me.
He admitted breaking the speed limit on the A40 Westway, between Terrick Street, White City and Paddington Green.
Patterson Law, motoring lawyers, described the guilty plea at Willesden Magistrates’ Court in February and that Mr McPherson would make an “exceptional hardship” argument.
They also explained how, with the 81 points in mind, their client risked a “six-month disqualification” for “accumulating 12 or more points in a three-year period”.
The case is scheduled for a public hearing on May 17.