Bus Lane camera mistakes woman’s sweater for number plate

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Bus Lane camera mistakes woman’s sweater for number plate

Post by Peter350 » Wed Oct 20, 2021 15:43

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-58959930

One thing I can’t get my head round is why the woman was walking through the bus lane in the first place. Wonder if she was trying to test the system to make sure it worked…

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Re: Bus Lane camera mistakes woman’s sweater for number plate

Post by avtur » Wed Oct 20, 2021 18:25

Peter350 wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 15:43
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-58959930

One thing I can’t get my head round is why the woman was walking through the bus lane in the first place. Wonder if she was trying to test the system to make sure it worked…
I know there is a funny side to this story but the ticket should not have been issued in the first place, in my mind this is this sort of error that devalues automated enforcement systems.

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Re: Bus Lane camera mistakes woman’s sweater for number plate

Post by Big Nick » Wed Oct 20, 2021 19:00

avtur wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 18:25
Peter350 wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 15:43
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-58959930

One thing I can’t get my head round is why the woman was walking through the bus lane in the first place. Wonder if she was trying to test the system to make sure it worked…
I know there is a funny side to this story but the ticket should not have been issued in the first place, in my mind this is this sort of error that devalues automated enforcement systems.
Looks like she was crossing the road at the time. Quite common for that road as it's bus only and in the main tourist area.

I'm surprised that nobody checks the images before approving the issue of said notices. But I suppose it's cheaper to send an apology letter afterwards than pay someone to sit there checking for several hours a week.

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Re: Bus Lane camera mistakes woman’s sweater for number plate

Post by Little Owl » Thu Oct 21, 2021 13:53

"I think it's bizarre and very funny, this poor lady has been changed over into a vehicle rather than a person overnight, " she said.
I can’t help but think about the Were-Car from Futurama.

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Re: Bus Lane camera mistakes woman’s sweater for number plate

Post by Vierwielen » Sat Oct 23, 2021 22:14

Although I have not read about it causing a problem, a number of European countries have numberplates of the form XX-123-YY. It is just possible that the number of the placehold "3" is actually "0", but is interpretted as "O", making the number a valid UK number.

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Re: Bus Lane camera mistakes woman’s sweater for number plate

Post by M19 » Sun Oct 24, 2021 22:59

So what this is telling us is that any of us could mock up a number plate, print it, possibly on A3 and then walk across a camera’d bus lane holding it in front.

I know what I’m going to do with my next numpty encounter: 🤔
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