Jeremy Clarkson once gleefully said there are no speed cameras on this particular road in the British West Midlands… everybody thought he was spouting nonsense. But was he?
So, here’s a different one for you … do any of our readers recognise what this roadside contraption actually is?
It appeared in a village in the British Midlands some time ago after Jezza described the road – which we’ve been asked not to name – as being speed camera free!
The units were obviously accepted as speed cameras and – as there are three of them – villagers were under the impression they were actually average speed units.
Problem is, villagers say, people are still speeding through the rural retreat by the side of an old canal and very few tickets appear to have been issued.
The machinery looks state-of-the-art and it is known that it cost in the region of £200,000 to install.
But, here’s the rub … a chap who worked in the ‘roadside furniture’ industry says they aren’t speed cameras at all!
So, what are they then? Can anybody tell from this picture?
Some say they are sophisticated traffic counting machines which identify types of vehicle using the road while others say ‘No, I’ve actually had a ticket for speeding in the village’.
Naughty boys and girls!
But villagers say that cars and large wagons still thunder through apparently oblivious to their existence adding to the thought that they might have a totally different purpose.
Calls have been put in to the local council and hopefully they will clear up the mystery soon.
However, we all know councils tend to pootle around quite slowly, so in the meantime can anybody identify these canary coloured ectomorphic stilts with double rotating heads and a Batman-like emblem holding them together?
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