"Magistrates' courts could grind to a halt if thousands of motorists exploit a legal loophole unwittingly exposed by a Norfolk driver.
Magistrates had no choice but to find Lily Bassett, of Garboldisham, not guilty of speeding when her case was heard on Thursday.
She had found a foolproof and legal way to avoid prosecution - and Norwich magistrates said they could find no way of proceeding with the prosecution.
"How did she do it?", asked our reporter when he caught up with her yesterday (The fact that he had to catch up with her may have resulted in his breathless prose).
"Simple", smiled Lily. "I used a little known technique that hardly any drivers are aware of. I drove within the speed limit".
Police have no power to compel car owners to exceed speed limits and have been expecting someone to spot the loophole.
Yesterday the Association of Road Side Experts, representing about 2,500 ARSE members, predicted drivers would soon get wind of the court case.
"Motorists are always very quick to seek any way to avoid paying for their speeding ticket, particularly when they've been caught by cameras because they resent very much the way the cameras operate," said spokesman Ivor Nowdie.
"The cameras have very much reduced public respect for the police and local authorities.
"People are only too glad to find a way to beat the system. Driving below the speed limit is something which none of us had ever thought of and it's a master stroke! It could empty the courts within weeks!"
The prospect of using the loophole could look especially appealing to people who already had endorsements on their licences, said Mr Nowdie.
"It's a useful indicator", he said. "As I never use my indicators anyway it will be doubly useful",
Mr Nowdie is the National Arse spokesman."