Thursday, January 31, 2008

This sounds like a trap. How empty are the coffers?

First of all they start by saying they have cocked up. With a government department that is pretty much a given now. Then they say they will be asking people to stick to the speed limits. I nearly fell off my chair. It's been a while since someone asked me not to murder the neighbours or steal their cars. I suspect that most of them do know that there is a speed limit and those that inadvertently drift over it by a few mph have simply made an administrative error. What? I'm just saying we are not all thieves and criminals.

Now the error they have made public is fairly simple. They have installed a SPECS camera too far away to read the plates of cars coming onto the motorway from J11. As the SPECS works by reading the plates at one camera, recording the time, and then again at another and as the distance is fixed they know the average speed of your car. Read here. So no plate read at one end means that even if you went through the second camera at 120 they have no idea of your speed.

Sounds good to me. After all you wouldn't expect someone to know their job in this day and age. But wait a min. That means that for those coming along the motorway from before J11 can actually have their speed recorded correctly.

Is this sneaky or what? Gordo must be really desperate now. Let's get these suckers by making out we have cocked up. (easily believable) and then they will travel like normal (safely and maybe a bit above the limit) and we will make a fortune before the truth comes out. Cue sound of Gordo laughing. (I know that it's difficult to imagine but I envisage it being like Dr Evil on a really evil day)


At 11:39 am, Blogger UBERMOUTH said...

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At 8:13 pm, Blogger Bag said...

Uber, A mixture of both. It depends on if we have ever discussed politics or not.


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