North Wales Police Hide Speed Camera in Horse Trailer

Glenn Swanson
by Glenn Swanson
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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.

Glenn Swanson
Glenn Swanson

Glenn is a baby-boomer, born in 1954. Along with his wife, he makes his home in Connecticut. Employed in the public sector as an Information Tedchnology Specialist, Glenn has long been a car fan. Past rides have included heavy iron such as a 1967 GTO, to a V8 T-Bird. In between those high-horsepower cars, he's owned a pair of BMW 320i's. Now, with a daily commute of 40 miles, his concession to MPG dictates the ownership of a 2006 Honda Civic coupe which, while fun to drive, is a modest car for a pistonhead. As an avid reader, Glenn enjoys TTAC, along with many other auto-realated sites, and the occasional good book. As an avid electronic junkie, Glenn holds an Advanced Class amateur ("ham") radio license, and is into many things electronic. From a satellite radio and portable GPS unit in the cars, to a modest home theater system and radio-intercom in his home, if it's run by the movement of electrons, he's interested. :-)

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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.