Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The war on erratic driving

Britten-Norman Islander"The intelligence agencies are using military aircraft equipped with sophisticated surveillance equipment to eavesdrop on and monitor the movements of suspected terrorists, the Guardian has learned.

"The Britten-Norman Islander is already being used by the police to combat dangerous driving, trace missing persons, and find escaped prisoners or stolen vehicles. It was used by the army in Northern Ireland, and is now being deployed in counter-terrorist operations when, it is understood, it is flown by an RAF crew…

"Cheshire police recently revealed they were using the Islander to identify people speeding, driving when using mobile phones, overtaking on double white lines, or driving erratically." —Richard Norton-Taylor (thanks, Gus!)

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