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Spared by their bad memory! Retired couple, 73, are let off for speeding by magistrates because they couldn't recall which of them was at the wheel of their car Mrs Fry, 73, was initially accused of doing 36mph in a 30mph zone in Dorset The couple told the court that they couldn't remember who triggered the camera Mrs Fry says that they now keep a daily diary and have bought a second car

By Hannah Dawson and Izzy Ferris For The Daily Mail

Published: 23:38 BST, 20 October 2019 | Updated: 09:03 BST, 21 October 2019

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When it comes to driving, Barbara and Terry Fry had always tried to put safety first – sharing the duties during long journeys.

But it has caused them more trouble than it was worth after they set off a speeding camera and ended up in court because they could not remember who was at the wheel.

Mrs Fry, 73, was initially accused of doing 36mph in her Honda in a 30mph zone on a busy stretch of road at Winterbourne Abbas in Dorset.

The retired pharmaceutical sales trainer believes she and her husband, who is in remission with bowel cancer, were returning home from her sister's house when she was caught out in April.

Barbara Fry, 73, (pictured with her husband Terry) was initially accused of doing 36mph in her Honda in a 30mph zone in Dorset

Barbara Fry, 73, (pictured with her husband Terry) was initially accused of doing 36mph in her Honda in a 30mph zone in Dorset 

As soon as the ticket arrived, the couple contacted the court to explain that they could not remember who triggered the camera, as they will have changed seats as many as five times during the journey home to Shefford in Bedfordshire.

But a fortnight later a shocked and upset Mrs Fry was charged with a further offence of failing to inform police of the driver's identity.

Now, after seven months with the charges hanging over them, the Frys were in court in Weymouth last week to hear that the case had at last been dropped.

But as a result of their ordeal, Mrs Fry says she and her husband now keep a daily diary, have bought a second car and use a limiter to control their speed.

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