Friday, November 10
Cumbria Traffic Police have been showing a big presence in Barrow this week, mainly during the tea time rush home. Most folk seem to assume that the police van's parked on the main routes out of town are speed traps. This impression is helped by the signs placed near the van which say Police cameras. But the truth is that the van is equipped with the latest numberplate reading technology, this reads your vehicle registration as you drive past and instantly check's it on the Police National Computer. This tells them if the vehicle is wanted in connection with any offences and if it is taxed tested and insured. Any problems and they have a traffic car ready to stop you within half a mile. And don't think it won't get you if you're on the other side of the road, cameras cover both sides. So be warned big brother is watching you, we are now the most closely monitored country in the world, and if Mr Blair gets his ID cards implemented it will get even more like big brother.