Dummy speed camera set up to reduce speeding traffic

Over the weekend a fake speed camera mysteriously appeared Saxby Road, in Melton, Leicestershire. It is thought that a resident who was angry at the constant speeding traffic along the road put it up to trick drivers.

Many drivers believed the fake speed camera was real

One driver said: “I thought it was the real thing and anyone coming round the bend from the traffic lights with Norman Way will catch it out the corner of their eye. I think it would be a good thing if it helped to slow some people down.”

Although a rather small road, Saxby Road is busy with lorries going to Mars Petcare, Asfordby Storage and Haulage and an industrial estate.

A local resident Gary Sparkes said: “If the lights are on green when the traffic comes through it can come down here quite fast.” (we think it was him!)

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