PRYING eyes are looking at West Yorkshire's speed cameras - from the other side of the world.
A website set up by the organisation which runs the cameras has had more hits from Thailand than from anywhere else in the world - and it is a mystery why.
The cameras are administered by West Yorkshire Casualty Reduction Partnership, which is made up of the five major local councils in the county, including Kirklees.
Officials believe most of the overseas visitors to the site are people from European countries thinking of touring the area.
But why so many people are peering at the site from Thailand remains a total mystery.
The Partnership's communications and liaison manager, Philip Gwynne, said: "We frequently receive a high proportion of web visits from the near-Continent - France, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands - especially during the summer months, because of the high numbers of European visitors to this region who bring their cars.
"Overseas visitors are extremely conscientious and responsible when it comes to observing speed limits and understanding the role of speed control safety cameras.
"However, for some reason we haven't yet discovered, most of our website visitors last month were - by a large margin - based in Thailand."
The number of hits from Thailand was 246, the highest number from outside the UK.
France was a long way behind at 102, followed by Denmark with 28 and Germany with 23. Close behind came South Africa and Poland.
Austria, Canada, Hungary, Portugal, Mexico and the Netherlands all produced a dozen or so "hits" each.
Mr Gwynne added: "We are always interested in who visits our site and why. It is part of our commitment to be open and informative about the work of the partnership and the role of safety cameras in particular."