The M60 is on final approach to completion of the perennial road works to transform it into a "smart motorway" so of course they have installed speed cameras. Yah boo hiss, I hear you all mutter under your breath , as indeed I have done. However , I thought it would be in the public interest to know whether they were triggered if the variable speed was not displayed and if so what leeway one had.
Greater Manchester Police replied that they were exempt because :
Disclosure of such information is potentially dangerous information into the public domain; it would create a perception that motorists would be allowed to travel at the maximum speed of 70mph because there is no specific speed restriction displayed. This would impact on law enforcement capabilities of GMP in the prevention and detection of crime and the apprehension or prosecution of offenders.
Have you ever heard such drivel in your life ?
Or perhaps I am losing touch with reality - please tell me I am not
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