Now speed cameras are watching you from outer space
If you’re a whizz-headed motorist who enjoys breaking the speed limit when you’re sure there are no cameras around, your days of thunder could soon be over for good.
Wired are reporting that the Home Office have been trialling a new type of satellite-based speed camera system that will spy on you from outer space and slap a ticket on you if it sees you breaking the limit. As far as we know, Jeremy Clarkson has yet to comment – possibly because he is still speechless with rage.
It’s called SpeedSpike and has been tested in Southwark, London and on the A374 between Antony and Torpoint in Cornwall. It supposedly works using a combination of registration-number-reading cameras and GPS information that works out the average speed of a vehicle between two points.
In essence, the system is similar to the average-speed systems that are increasingly prevalent as part of major roadworks, but sneakily invisible. The Home Office are refusing to comment on it all, but don’t let that stop you all from pitching in with your views…