Mobile speed cameras are becoming so small they are now being used on motorcycles so they can be stationed in areas where other speed cameras are too big.
The first to introduce motorcycle speed cameras is Scotland.
While Scottish authorities say it will not target any particular type of vehicle, they admit it will be operating on routes that have a “disproportionate number of motorcycle casualties”.
The motorcycle-based mobile speed camera will be able to be deployed in many areas that a speed camera van would not be able to park or where police using a hand-held Lidar gun have no room to pull over speeding motorists.
That means they could be positioned just around the next blind bend on tight and narrow motorcycle roads.
It will also mean riders will have to spend even more time checking their speedometer to ensure they don’t stray over the limit, instead of watching the road.
It’s dangerous enough having to check your speed all the time in a straight line on a wide and open road where we all expect mobile speed cameras to be located.
With these motorcycles located on tight and twisting roads, it could be even more dangerous for speedo-gazing riders.
There is no word yet on which other authorities will add motorcycle-based mobile speed cameras, but we guarantee it won’t take long before they spread around the world.