QC received a very amusing although naughty e-mail from a spy at the Department of Transport this week. Our mate informs us that four youths from Canberra recently pulled off a trick of breath taking bravado to gain revenge on a mobile speed-camera van operating in the area.
Three of the group approached the van and distracted the operator’s attention by asking a series of questions about how the equipment worked and how many cars the operator would catch in a day. Meanwhile, the fourth musketeer sneaked to the front of the van and unscrewed its number plate.
“After bidding the van operator goodbye, the friends returned home, fixed the number plate to the car and drove through the camera’s radar at high speed – 17 times,” our transport spy writes.
“As a result, the automated billing system issued 17 speeding tickets to itself. Go Aussies!”