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Council Specific & Schunt Reports => Tower Hamlets (LBTH) => Topic started by: Virgil on 20 October, 2015, 04:54:10 PM

Title: Possible new honeypot
Post by: Virgil on 20 October, 2015, 04:54:10 PM
I'm not sure if this is Tower Hamlets exactly (apologies if I have impugned some other borough) but a couple of mornings ago I spotted a car with pole extended that was facing east on Tredegar Road E3, seemingly watching the right turn (for westbound traffic) onto Parnell Road.
For the life of me I could not work out (although I didn't have time to stop and look in detail) at what they might be observing although there is a "turn right bay" and as there is a pedestrian crossing about 10 yards into Parnell Road it may be that congestion is caused and they're after people obstructing the westbound lane whilst trying to turn across it.
I've only seen this the one time but thought it may be of interest.
Title: Re: Possible new honeypot
Post by: BGB on 20 October, 2015, 05:20:21 PM
I'm not aware of any moving traffic offence being possible there.

I'll take a look.
Title: Re: Possible new honeypot
Post by: 2b1ask1 on 23 October, 2015, 07:43:54 PM
It could be entirely innocent and they were investigating the illegal height of the ramps in the road there (have been > 100mm for at least 10 years) but somehow I doubt that very much.

Possibly they were pinging a vehicle parked on one of the many zig-zags for the multiple pedestrian crossings.
Title: Re: Possible new honeypot
Post by: Virgil on 02 November, 2015, 04:08:22 PM
I've been absent for a couple of weeks but returned and he was there this morning (around 07:45), parked on the other side of Tredegar Road, camera lowered but pointing at the same spot as before.
Title: Re: Possible new honeypot
Post by: The Bald Eagle on 02 November, 2015, 06:08:18 PM
It could be they are monitoring the junction to see whether a no right turn there would ease congestion? <_>
Title: Re: Possible new honeypot
Post by: Virgil on 04 November, 2015, 10:48:07 AM
Mystery solved. There's a weight restriction nearby "except for access" (presumably you have to appeal to prove this, as you can't show your delivery instructions to the hidden camera) and they're apparently monitoring violations of that.