Slow down! Fed up father makes FAKE speed camera van after constant speeding on 30mph road


In an attempt to make his local area safer for other motorists – and for his four-year-old daughter Orla – Rob Adcock kitted out a van to make it look like it housed a speed camera. Mr Adcock, who described the road as “an accident waiting to happen”, designed a large poster to stick to the back of the van which says: “Speed camera”. Beneath, in small print, the poster then explains the van’s real identity.

He also kitted out the van with reflective striped stickers, before putting on a high-vis jacket and watching motorists for an hour and a half.

In a video posted to Tik Tok, which has so far gained more than 899,000 views, the father-of-one showed the van’s effect on local traffic.

Vehicles can be seen driving quickly down the hill in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, before braking when they pass Mr Adcock’s van.

In the video, he said: “I made a fake speed camera van to make k***heads slow down where I live.

“So I live on this road and it’s meant to be a 30 but there’s always some muppet like this d*** here flying past.”

“Staffordshire Moorlands District Council have done things to try and slow the road down but the people who live around here want there to be more done.

“They’ve been campaigning to get further traffic calming measures for a while now. Let’s hope this helps.

“There are two large schools at the bottom of the hill and quite a few blind bends

“There isn’t a proper crossing yet.

“When you drive along you see the kids and you think it’s an accident waiting to happen.”

Speaking to the MailOnline, he added: “The way I see it as long as it keeps people safe I can cope with people calling me a d***.”

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “From the information provided, we do not believe that any offences have been committed and no additional reports have been submitted by members of the public.

“The force, as part of the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership, welcomes and encourages feedback from communities in relation to matters surrounding road safety.

“Local officers are working to reach out to the resident to discuss his concerns.”


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