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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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Stupid stupid

Posted by davidburbage on March 30, 2009

16 pixels of width invalidate million of pounds invested.

The Traffic Management Act 2004 states that images need to be 720×576 pixels – but the digital cameras broadcast images which are 704×576 pixels.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7971436.stm

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2 Responses to “Stupid stupid”

  1. David Boothroyd said

    Westminster council is run by the Conservatives; the DfT wrote to all councils in the summer of 2007 consulting on the 720 pixel resolution and WCC did not object. So I would call that “Conservative stupidity”.

    (PS they are still using the cameras for moving traffic enforcement; they have only had to stop using them for parking fines for people parked illegally)

  2. My point is that if the image is obviously readable, then it should be OK as evidence. Specifying a resolution in legislation is bad law because it causes just this kind of bureaucratic nonsense to get in the way of doing what’s necessary.

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