speed camera van man caught napping

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Have you seen this from todays sun newspaper ? A great shot of a speed camera van operator man sleeping on duty O-zzz

FUMING drivers were caught in a jam after a police speed camera operator parked on a busy road — to take a nap.


Traffic piled up behind the camera van as cars were forced to edge past. Motorist Mark Draycott, 40, said: “He was parked half on the road and half on the verge.


“You could see he had nodded off. His mouth had dropped open. I took the picture and motorists hooted in support but he slept on oblivious. It’s a disgrace.”


The van was parked on a main road in Northampton. Painted on the side was the boast “reducing road casualties in Northamptonshire”.
 

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What is even more amusing is the righteous indignation of the guy taking the photo who is probably normally spouting off about speed traps being a money making tool. ;)

The other factor is whether he knocked on the window to see if perhaps the guy had had a heart attack and where did the photographer park before taking the photo.
 

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Taking a photo is included under the offence of 'using a mobile phone whilst driving'.
 

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According to the BBS news today, you are supposed to take a break when driving every two hours, perhaps he was just following thier advice?!

Rolfw makes a good point that he could be in trouble though... (although probably only thinking that as work sent me on a first aid course a week or two ago!)
 
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