Secret Scotland

If it's secret, and in Scotland…

So THAT’S how they carry out those street/traffic surveys

Wandering home in my usual half-asleep daze I almost tripped over a metal box sitting on a part of the footpath I walk over as a matter of routine after crossing the road.

Street Survey Box

Street Survey Box

After issuing a brief curse at it for waking me up and losing about 20 minutes’ worth of ‘half asleepness’ on the way home, I realised it was different from the boxes usually seen by the roadside. Although chained up in the same way, they usually have rubber pressure switch strips connected, stapled to the road to detect traffic driving over them – and that was absent.

Following the cable, this one was actually taking pics, and there was a handy little camera sitting on top of a pole tied to the same lamppost as the box.

Never seen on of these before, or since.

Here’s a look at the camera.

Traffic survey polecam

Traffic survey polecam

Funny thing – no mischief-makers ever gave that pole a little turn, just to point the camera in the wrong direction.

Kids nowadays… hopeless!!!

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April 18, 2017 - Posted by | Civilian, photography, Transport | ,

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