Tuesday, 25 April 2017

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.

The speed camera created by Belgian company SecuRoad utilises infrared lights and can be hidden in different locations such as rubbish bins or vehicles.

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.

Earlier 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.

Meanwhile drivers caught well over the speed limit from next week face a fine amounting to 150 per cent of their weekly earnings.

The 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 excessive speeding.


For more images of the camera in use please visit the article Source BBC

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