Dorset Police launch £25k super speed cameras
Dorset Police have unveiled a pair of high-tech new mobile speed cameras that cost £12,500 each. The laser-based device is so accurate it can tell if drivers are using a mobile phone or not wearing their seatbelt up to half a mile away.
The ‘Concept II’ camera features laser speed detection equipment – nothing new there – but is also equipped with a high-definition video recorder that can clearly observe an unbuckled belt 600 metres away.
The evidence can be recorded straight to a DVD for use in prosecuting drivers who break the law.
The introduction of the new camera follows the rural force’s crackdown on such offenses after officers were stunned by a particularly unusual incident involving a musical instrument.
Project Manager, Brian Austin told the Mail Online:
“Bizarrely, officers at one of the sites in Dorchester were stunned to see a driver pass them while playing a harmonica using both hands.
“He claimed that he thought he was driving while playing the harmonica quite successfully.”
Thanks to the precision of the Concept II and the superior quality of evidence it captures, the police will now be able to bring more prosecutions against alleged offenders.
However, the new initiative has been criticised by anti-speed camera campaigns, with organisations dismissing it as a way to maximise the number of recorded offences to simply make money.
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Dorset Police are investing in a £250,000 high tec camera that can see if you are jerking off 200 yards away. These cameras will be hidden in Lovers lane and other known dogging areas.
Well done dorset police you are helping bring down major crimes like fraud and international money laundering by Drug dealers.
I'm going to be diplomatic and say, although the reasons are right and the benefit of bringing those to justice that would normally blight law abiding motorists with their foolish actions, it's probably not the best time.
Whilst West Midlands Police are restructuring and loosing experienced frontline officers by pensionining them off and taking cookers out of the stations to save on the electric and gas bills, Dorset Police clearly have a very flush looking bank account.
At a time of police reform and budget cuts maybe the police forces of the country should be centralising their budgets to help the poorer / more stretched forces. Not only that but every police officer is on the verge of loosing thousands of pounds a year and paying out more in monthly pension payments, how demoralising must it be to see a police force squandering its money on speed cameras.
I think that if councils and police forces around the country want to continue using speed cameras they should be forced to give the revenue from the cameras to victims of crime. This way they will only use cameras for stopping accidents and not for making cash. This would then reduce the amount of stupid and pointless cameras that are not there for road safety but are there to generate cash from motorists that are already paying far too much.
First and foremost get the name right.
Second , I was a police officer for 32 years and drove response vehicles. Saw a lot of messes that people with your attitude caused, along with all the other selfish idiots on here.
Next, If you are such a clever driver then why do you break the law by breaking the speed limits.
Not so clever now, are you.
As for you other idiots, lets see how many thumbs down I get this time. The only reason you do it is because you know I am right and you do not like it.
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