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November 11, 2010 07:16 ET

White Van Owner Slowing Motorists Down

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 11, 2010) - Speeding motorists in Cardiff have led to one man implementing a crafty solution outside his door by buying an old police van and turning it into what appears to be a mobile speed camera.

Freelance courier Kerry Donnelly spent a Pounds Sterling 1,500 on an old police van and converted it into what looks like a mobile speed camera. Donnelly, a resident of Canton in Cardiff, decided that he'd had enough of motorists speeding up and down the road on which he lives and had to take matters into his own hands. All he needed was some safety tape, a black panel for the van to resemble a speed camera, MOT, road tax and a van insurance policy to allow the van on the road, and his plan was in full motion.

Donnelly added, "When they altered the roads going up and down Lansdowne Road, they took the roundabout out and made it like a grand prix circuit. You could hardly cross the road."

His solution was to leave the van parked on the side of the road, fooling motorists into believing that it was in fact a mobile speed camera. According to Donnelly, the van was such a success it "even had people come back down and ask if they have got a speeding ticket."

Donnelly has taken the van to a number of destinations including Swansea and Birmingham and, according to a report, "it gets noticed wherever it goes. It has had a really good reaction from most people, though there has been a negative response from some people who have complained about it being a speed van."

Canton councillor, Ramesh Patel, added that "speeding certainly has been a problem in Lansdowne Road." Patel acknowledged that while Mr Donnelly's actions were not endorsed, the van's apparent success could indicate the need for more speed control measures on Lansdowne Road.

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