Originally Posted by alfaredthegreat
Ignoring what ethical concerns there may be... I am curious, how does this relate to radar traps (not cameras)?
If by "Radar Traps" you mean the lone copper on his BMW motorbike or the uneducated traffic police pointing a laser gun at you from the bushes...... They are operating illegally & despite the fact that they might "try it on" & post you an ILLEGAL £60 fine, you should reply & point out that the Police camera site was NOT a requisite "Declared Speed Camera Site".
Speed cameras/lasers are only allowed to be used at (internet) declared sites. The UK Police forces don't even understand where they are allowed to deploy speed traps so why should you or I understand?
Heres the hilarious aspect: There are over 3500 Fixed Site Gatso/Truvelo cameras in England/Wales yet in the whole of Mainland Europe there are less than 350 fixed cameras. What does that tell you?
Very few of our elected MP's have a driving licence - & they lead a VERY priviledged life. They are "shotgunned" by Special Branch Officers at YOUR cost. They don't live in the real world.
The majority of them live in Central London flats - paid for my you & me, Most of them spend all day in the House of Commons bar (getting drunk - then falling asleep at "Question Time" in the afternoon), eat lunch & dinner at the heavily subsidised House of Commons restaurant (5 quid for a rump steak!!!). I know because HM Government (F&CO) employed me as the Head of IT for the European Community Monitor Mission (ECMM) in Bosnia 97/98 for £56,000 + expenses - which equated to over £86,000............... What a laugh! At the time, my ex-lads in the Armed Forces were averaging £17k & putting their lives on the line every day. This Government is as corrupt as they come. None will ever be any better - that's what happens when a golden platter is put under your nose! Greed, greed & more troughing - at your & my expense!!