THE council in Doncaster have started playing the game. They’ve joined Plymouth in starting to paint GATSO cameras eye-catching colours rather than melt-into-the-background grey.
There’s been a 43 per cent reduction in accidents since one of Plymouth’s GATSOs was given dayglow yellow stripes – now all 26 cameras in the Devon city are to be given bright colourschemes.
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council has painted six cameras on the A630 Balby Corridor, which runs through the city.
South Yorkshire Police are also happy with the tests. Speed camera monitor, Inspector Tim Mullins said: " We are not interested in catching people. If we don’t catch any speeders then the cameras have done their job.
" What is the point in having a deterrent if it is not visible? "
Nearby Barnsley is considering a paintjob on its cameras, too.
South Yorkshire Police accident investigator Andy O’Hagan said: " It would be great if all forces in the country followed our lead. "