Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Speed Camera Trashed In Denton
Windmill Lane to be precise. Regular readers of this blog will know that the camera in question is not actually a 'real' speeding camera, it is one of TMBC's Watchman cameras. Evidence gathered from these cameras can not be used to prosecute speeding drivers, but they certainly are a deterrent as the majority of motorists do mistake them for proper Gatso type cameras and as a result they reduce their speed.
I have never been caught by a speed camera to date, maybe it is because I am good at spotting them, or maybe it's because I am get old and drive with more consideration than I did as a boy racer. I did actually have a clean licence for many years until an incident a couple of years ago when in the dead of night I was robbed by a highwayman masquerading as a police officer. He must have been a highwayman because he was guilty of robbery as there is no other word for an individual who would lurk behind a bus shelter with a laser speed detector on a deserted dual carriageway in the middle of the night. His intention was not road safety, it was about taking £60 a time from every passing motorist who he trapped with his device.