Man told to take down his fake speed camera! 
The Bisley Town Council have asked a man to dismantle his fake speed camera for fear of slowing traffic. “It’s not up to the public to try to control the speed of vehicles and this construction could cause distraction and crashes”, said a spokesperson for Roads of England.  
When confronted with the question ‘Why are real speed cameras not a distraction?’ he replied, “Because they’re real”. 
Don Preston, who lives on the main road out of Bisley, monitors the speed of travellers constantly and says that 90% of motorists fail to keep inside the 50mph limit. It prompted him to build a very realistic looking set of cameras pointing towards the oncoming traffic. 
“I’m working on a system that ‘flashes’ at night, making drivers think they’ve been caught”, said Don who was fined last year for possession of a ‘tyre spike strip’. 
The 52 year old father of three claimed his age and parental status were not relevant and vowed to keep the camera in place despite being asked by the Council of Bisley to remove it. 
Local drivers had mixed views: 
“I’d rather be not caught by a fake camera than to be caught by a real one”, said the owner of a 3 Wheel Drive Hatchback. Another commuter said, “I realise the desire for people to take things into their own hands but what next? Frankenstein?” 
Neighbours rallied around to defend Mr. Preston saying that the camera was no more a distraction than a roadside advert, a ‘speed kills’ sign or a trotting fox. 
The camera is no longer there after Mr. Preston was asked to remove it.