Even the most law-abiding driver might feel a shiver down the spine when spotting this speed camera at the roadside.
For as well as detecting speeding, it is packed with gizmos that check number plates to make sure insurance and tax are up to date.
It also measures the distance between vehicles to spot tailgating and takes pictures of the inside of the car – to make sure you are wearing a seat belt, (or if anyone is giving the driver a blowjob)
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The latest weapon in speed camera technology can capture footage from 150ft away.
It is the first to detect multiple offences at the same time and is connected to police computers via satellite, so that prosecutions can be started within seconds of any offence.
Development of the system, known as Asset – Advanced Safety and Driver Support for Essential Road Transport – is being funded with around £7million of European money.
Now, don't get me wrong, I've always had tax and insurance. But, is there not a fundamental issue being raised here. We are already the most watched nation in the world with CCTV cameras catching us if we even fart in the wrong place, now we have a traffic camera which can tell if, our tax disc is out of date and if we're wearing our seat belt. Again, I always wear my seat belt since it saved my life in an accident in Ireland years ago, but if I want to go flying out of my windscreen, surely that is fucking up to me? Are they not out of date anyway with all these air bags, we have now?
The important part of this story is, 'with around £7m of European money'. I might have known that the Marxist control freaks in the EU, would be behind it. I have people come on here and make comments that I am a conspiracy theorist. Well guys, I'll tell you one thing, when I see EU control freakery at work like this, it doesn't change my mind.