New Cameras Target British Drivers

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New Cameras Target British Drivers. A batch of new traffic cameras designed to identify British drivers who pick their nose at the wheel have been installed on major Costa Del Sol roads

New Cameras Target British Drivers

New Cameras Target British Drivers

British motorists are outraged after the DGT announced it is targeting them in a new safety initiative.  The DGT has today installed new cameras which can detect if drivers are wearing a seatbelt, using a mobile phone, or picking their nose. The cameras have been set up to target British drivers who have been identified as causing a serious risk to other road users.

The cameras are not specifically targeting Brits for seatbelt and mobile phone violations, but they will only check cars registered to British owners or rented by British drivers for nose picking offenses.  The DGT have announced that British drivers picking their noses account for literally tens of crashes every year.

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Signs have been erected to reassure Japanese drivers that they are not being targeted

British motorist Andy Shandee from Estepona says “It’s true that I’ve never seen a Spanish driver picking his nose, but I don’t think it’s fair to just target Brits.  I’ve never seen a Spanish driver use an indicator either but there are no cameras looking for these people”.

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Richard Turpin, originally from Birmingham, told Costa Del Sol Update “I’m not from Birmingham actually, I’m from Lichfield.  I’ve already been fined for picking my nose, €200. It’s an outrage!  They did send me a free box of tissues though.  This is why Brexit is so important.  We can’t have these Spaniards telling us what we can and can’t do on Spanish roads.  That’s just not on. Brexit means Brexit.  

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Richard Turpin with his €200 fine and free box of tissues

 

Crucial To Road Safety

The DGT have justified these measures, saying they are crucial to road safety.  Javier Esposito is the DGT’s head of Road Traffic Violations Department With Specific Responsibility For Nostril Breaching By Fingers.  He says “Throughout the world Spanish drivers are considered the safest.  Everyone knows how good Spanish drivers are.  We need to reduce crashes caused by nose picking Brits, and these cameras are the answer.  Nose picking at the wheel is not only dangerous to motorists, but when drivers then discard the bounty from their nostril mining out of the window it causes a danger to wildlife as it is not biodegradable.

Written by Mike Hock, Costa Del Sol Update

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