Police admit speed camera hidden in bin

The Sunday Times
September 03, 2009 03:13pm

WEST Australian police have confirmed they have a speed camera disguised as a wheelie bin - but say it has not been used for more than a year.
PerthNow is running a photograph of the device, after internet bloggers claimed it was set-up this week on Albany Highway, Cannington.

The picture, which police say was taken in 2005, shows the camera encased in its grey shell, next to a normal public roadside rubbish bin of the same colour.

Police confirmed “it was an operational piece of equipment that acted as a housing for a standard multi-nova speed camera”.

But state traffic operations commander Michelle Fyfe said the device had not been wheeled out for over 12 months.

“It is just used on the odd occasion and is certainly not on Albany Highway at this point in time,” she said.

“It is part of our equipment, it’s just a different housing for the multi-nova.”

She said there was only one of them within the police cache.

“It will be used ofndifferent occasions, depending on circumstances,” Ms Fyfe said.