Wirral spy car is catching law-breakers

Wirral Globe: Wirral spy car is catching law-breakers Wirral spy car is catching law-breakers

SO the council is being slammed for using the spy car.

Well I for one think that if you don't break the law you won't get fined – simple.

I see more and more cars speeding and parking on pavements, so I think this camera car is a great idea if only to make drivers think twice before doing things which are against the law.

If you get caught out doing these things you only have yourself to blame, not the spy car.

I am a car driver and follow the law of the roads, it's a pity other drivers think they can do what they like and park where they like.

Linda Graham, Higher Bebington

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12:20am Wed 23 Apr 14

PaulCa says...

But if you're a tourist, say, coming to watch the golf, not familiar with the area, and you pull safely out of the busy traffic and stop mistakenly on a solid yellow line 15 to 20 yards away from a bus stop, before driving off again seconds later...

...too late. You've been clobbered by the spy car positioned for this evantuality. Because the abusive council deliberately targets cash cow bus stops rather than focussing more on where they're needed... school and pedestrian crossing zig zags - where bogus Town Hall rhetoric claims they are assigned to.
But if you're a tourist, say, coming to watch the golf, not familiar with the area, and you pull safely out of the busy traffic and stop mistakenly on a solid yellow line 15 to 20 yards away from a bus stop, before driving off again seconds later... ...too late. You've been clobbered by the spy car positioned for this evantuality. Because the abusive council deliberately targets cash cow bus stops rather than focussing more on where they're needed... school and pedestrian crossing zig zags - where bogus Town Hall rhetoric claims they are assigned to. PaulCa
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2:14pm Wed 23 Apr 14

rover600 says...

So it's one law for one and a different law for others Linda? The spy car itself has been seen to be illegally parked whilst catching others but by your logic that's ok?

How on earth did we manage before Spy Cars & intrusive CCTV systems? The root of all this is the loss of jobs and the loss of connection with the community by the local council and by the Police themselves. In the days that the Police actually 'walked the beat' and communicated with the public you parked at your peril and the wiser amongst us knew better. Nowadays its lazy, revenue generating anonymous individuals that the public resent for many reasons. Society and local community is no way improved by Spy Cars, if it was & they were effective deterrents they would have put themselves out of work years ago!
So it's one law for one and a different law for others Linda? The spy car itself has been seen to be illegally parked whilst catching others but by your logic that's ok? How on earth did we manage before Spy Cars & intrusive CCTV systems? The root of all this is the loss of jobs and the loss of connection with the community by the local council and by the Police themselves. In the days that the Police actually 'walked the beat' and communicated with the public you parked at your peril and the wiser amongst us knew better. Nowadays its lazy, revenue generating anonymous individuals that the public resent for many reasons. Society and local community is no way improved by Spy Cars, if it was & they were effective deterrents they would have put themselves out of work years ago! rover600
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12:32am Fri 25 Apr 14

PaulCa says...

I spoke to the female driver of this spycar recently when it was parked on Poulton Road watching a pedestrian crossing. (Totally agree with this btw. Money well spent on a public safety issue).

She found it very difficult to look me in the eye as I calmly gave her my detailed opinion of her role and her bosses' role and Harry Smith's role, and the Council executive's role in what I regarded as a money-making venture. She didn't once say, "I'm only doin' me job" - which was very wise of her. I asked whether her organisation as a council contractor was covered by the Freedom of Information Act. She didn't know - not surprising. But she did say that the car followed a pre-determined route, a kind of schedule that took in various sites across Wirral.

What we the public need is a copy of this schedule, in order to discover answers to the "what, when, where and for how long" questions.

WE, the paying public can then decide whether it's money spent on protecting the public, or money spent in the hope of raking in MORE money.

The recent 37% rise in UNATTENDED school crossing sites - which is placing some of our schoolchildren into foreseeable and avoidable danger appears to indicate it's the former.

Do any of the council executive members have sons, daughters or grandchildren attending the affected schools?
I spoke to the female driver of this spycar recently when it was parked on Poulton Road watching a pedestrian crossing. (Totally agree with this btw. Money well spent on a public safety issue). She found it very difficult to look me in the eye as I calmly gave her my detailed opinion of her role and her bosses' role and Harry Smith's role, and the Council executive's role in what I regarded as a money-making venture. She didn't once say, "I'm only doin' me job" - which was very wise of her. I asked whether her organisation as a council contractor was covered by the Freedom of Information Act. She didn't know - not surprising. But she did say that the car followed a pre-determined route, a kind of schedule that took in various sites across Wirral. What we the public need is a copy of this schedule, in order to discover answers to the "what, when, where and for how long" questions. WE, the paying public can then decide whether it's money spent on protecting the public, or money spent in the hope of raking in MORE money. The recent 37% rise in UNATTENDED school crossing sites - which is placing some of our schoolchildren into foreseeable and avoidable danger appears to indicate it's the former. Do any of the council executive members have sons, daughters or grandchildren attending the affected schools? PaulCa
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12:35am Fri 25 Apr 14

PaulCa says...

I meant the LATTER of course !
I meant the LATTER of course ! PaulCa
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10:45am Fri 25 Apr 14

Wirralrob says...

Totally agree Linda. The spy car catches not tourists or struggling grandmas, but in the main, lazy, slob motorists often too selfish to walk more than 10 metres.

A nation becoming so lazy and useless needs this kind of enforcement.

The US film, Idiocracy gives some accurate indication of how Wirral will probably look like in 50 years.
Totally agree Linda. The spy car catches not tourists or struggling grandmas, but in the main, lazy, slob motorists often too selfish to walk more than 10 metres. A nation becoming so lazy and useless needs this kind of enforcement. The US film, Idiocracy gives some accurate indication of how Wirral will probably look like in 50 years. Wirralrob
  • Score: 8

7:44pm Fri 6 Jun 14

dave301bounty says...

whats the use ,the gangs have no fear
whats the use ,the gangs have no fear dave301bounty
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