The B.C. Court of Appeal has rejected a Coquitlam businessman's challenge of B.C.'s photo radar system.

Doug Stead has spent a total of $120,000 fighting a $117 speeding ticket he got back in 1996.

LINK: Stead's constitutional challenge page

Stead had argued photo radar denies a vehicle owner the presumption of innocence, and that drivers can't defend how fast they were going because the ticket comes in the mail weeks later.

The Crown argued a photo radar ticket in the mail is no different than receiving a summons after failing to pay a parking ticket.

B.C.'s highest court ruled recipents of photo radar tickets must raise reasonable doubt on a case by case basis.