Police unveil speed camera that spies on drivers from almost a MILE away

28th November 2018 / United Kingdom
Police unveil speed camera that spies on drivers from almost a MILE away

CHILLING new police tech lets road cops spy on drivers from a THOUSAND meters away as officials step up their fight against speeding.

A Big Brother Watch spokesperson told The Sun Online:

“Police shouldn’t be filming innocent people inside their cars, without their knowledge, unless they’re suspected of a crime or driving dangerously.

“Our roads are already watched by ANPR cameras that capture over 40 million records of our journeys each day. We are edging dangerously close to becoming a surveillance state.”

 

SafeSubcribe/Instant Unsubscribe - One Email, Every Sunday Morning - So You Miss Nothing - That's It

 

Image in The Sun from the Big Brother Watch report

 

The Sun reported that “By the time a diver notices the camera on the roadside, it has already seen them behind the wheel, knows what they are doing in their seat and how fast they are travelling.

Privacy watchdogs warned the intrusive technology could be used to film innocent people who are not breaking traffic laws.

Martin Surl, Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire, said he hoped the kit would catch motorists using their mobile phones.

If the pilot is a success, the camera could be rolled out across the country, with officers using it alongside automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) to check what vehicles are on the roads and how they are being driven.”

 

The privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch, who we feature on this website regularly said this new type of technology brings the UK just another step closer to becoming a “surveillance state”. At TruePublica, we have consistently stated that Britain is already in the grip of an illegal government campaign to spy on every citizen in the country.

Big Brother Watch said: “Police shouldn’t be filming innocent people inside their cars, without their knowledge, unless they’re suspected of a crime or driving dangerously. Our roads are already watched by ANPR cameras that capture over 40 million records of our journeys each day. We are edging dangerously close to becoming a surveillance state.”

 

 

Advertisements

The European Financial Review

European financial review Logo

The European Financial Review is the leading financial intelligence magazine read widely by financial experts and the wider business community.