North Wales Police Hide Speed Camera in Horse Trailer

north wales police hide speed camera in horse trailer

Yesterday, we told you about the U.K.’s fleets of unmarked, speed camera-equipped vans (a.k.a. Talivans); including one they’ve pimped-out in the name of "youth education." Concurrent with our news, Britain’s Motorcycle News (MCN) reports that the North Wales police have installed a speed camera in a horse trailer. The heddlu are refusing to deny reports it has converted said horse box into a Welsh speeder's most recent worst nightmare “We never comment on speculation about police enforcement,” says a police spokesperson, commenting on speculation about police enforcement. “That’s all the comment we’re making.” The silence and stealth should come as no surprise. We've heard of speed cameras hidden in rubbish bins (trash containers). The U.K.s anti-speeding (pro-revenue collection?) jihad continues.

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  • Alexdykes Alexdykes on Mar 13, 2008

    This is the perplexing thing about the UK. There are tons of speed cameras, but everyone drives FAST, except until they see a camera, then they just jam on their brakes until they have passed it. That said, except for the M ways, the speed limits are quite high. 60 MPH on narrow country roads with zero visibility, hedgerows on both sides, oncoming traffic and the whole setup is about 1.5 standard American lanes? Driving there is a blast. Just make sure you are driving something narrow.

  • Quasimondo Quasimondo on Mar 13, 2008
    But you don’t necessarily have to drive a car in Britain. At least, it is not quite as essential as in the US. Correction: You don't necessarily have to drive a car in London.

  • GS650G GS650G on Mar 13, 2008

    Budding business in fake license plates over there.

  • Dave Dave on Mar 14, 2008

    They do the camera in a garage can here in Lethbridge.