The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) has approved a new generation of cameras that are linked wirelessly and operate in clusters, meaning that speeding drivers will be caught whichever route they take across a wide area.
Unlike earlier speed cameras, Specs3 are digital and never run out of film. They read numberplates automatically and transmit data instantly to a penalty-processing centre.
Drivers who slow down briefly when passing them will still be caught because the cameras can be positioned any distance apart. There is no flash so motorists will not realise they have been caught until the penalty arrives in the post. They are harder to vandalise than Gatso cameras because they are suspended from arms on six-metre poles.
Acpo’s roads policing enforcement technology committee has approved the cameras after a four-year assessment of their accuracy, which included trials in Belfast and Camden, North London. Hackney, Southwark and Camden are among several London boroughs interested in using the cameras to enforce the limit on 20mph roads.
Who put these cunts in charge of the country while we weren't looking? Since when does a private company (funded by the taxpayer, naturally!) get to decide who and how we get policed?
More lamp-posts, more piano wire! Will there be enough?