Speed camera camouflaged as a bin could be coming to Britain
An innovative 'super speed
camera' dubbed a car driver's worst nightmare could be making its way
to Britain's roads after successful initial tests.
speed camera created by Belgian company SecuRoad utilises infrared
lights and can be hidden in different locations such as rubbish bins or
The speed camera, named 'NK7', can be used without anyone
operating it and will cost about €50,000 (£42,000).
The use infrared lights by the camera means that drivers do not
notice if they are caught on camera. Whats more just one of the devices can simultaneously monitor three driving lanes in each direction.
Belgian authorities have already put the camera into active use and currently have 30 of them at their disposal. They hide them inside rubbish bins and put on the pavement next to a street
where they want to enforce a speed limit.
Germany is said to have also started to
use similar speed cameras, and Deerlijk-based SecuRoad has plans to use
the devices in other countries in Western Europe.
this week it was revealed that British motorists face being stung with
fines of up to £640 for speeding in Europe under a controversial change
to EU law.
But European drivers caught
breaking the limit in the UK will not be hit with the same penalties
because of a difference in motoring laws in Britain.
drivers caught well over the speed limit from next week face a fine
amounting to 150 per cent of their weekly earnings.
higher fines came in to force yesterday and mean any motorists found
guilty of the most serious speeding offences may have to cough-up
one-and-a-half times their weekly pay to cover the cost of their
For more images of the camera in use please visit the article Source BBC