JUST when you thought it was safe . . . the hoaxers are back!
Another fake speed camera has gone up on a Huddersfield road.
And this time, the device comes with added extras in the form of very eye-catching warning signs.
The signs and the fake camera have gone up in Spa Wood Top at Lockwood, on a route from Lockwood Scar through to Primrose Hill.
And they come only days after three Lepton youngsters came forward to admit they had erected a hoax camera at Gawthorpe.
That camera fooled dozens of drivers and the story behind it made the national newspapers and TV.
Now the Lockwood hoaxer has added to the mystery. No-one is saying who put up the camera but suspicion has fallen on local residents.
One said: "The road is quite busy at certain times of the day and traffic has slowed noticeably since the camera and signs went up".
A police spokesman said road signs could only be erected with permission from the highways authority, but action was unlikely to be taken against the hoaxers.
And the West Yorkshire Casualty Reduction Partnership, who are responsible for the area's genuine speed cameras, welcomed the move.
"It shows how effective cameras can be in slowing down traffic and improving safety," he said.
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