James Slack and Jack Doyle
UK Daily Mail
Sept 18, 2010
Police are asking motorists to spy on each other for examples of poor driving in an alarming new extension of the ‘Big Brother’ state.
Drivers are told to be on the look out for inconsiderate driving or anybody making ‘excessive noise’ with their car.
Detailed reports – which critics warn could easily be malicious accusations against neighbours – are submitted to the police, who log extensive details on a huge computer database.
The details are also checked against DVLA databases and the Police National Computer.
Anybody who is reported twice in 12 months faces police action – despite never being caught breaking the law.
Officers say they can be considered ‘repeat offenders’.
The action could involve a warning letter or even a knock on the door from a police officer.
This article was posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 5:30 am