Attention motorists: this is not an ordinary garbage can.
Police in the Belgian district of Gaume have deployed an automated speed radar system camouflaged as a dustbin, La Dernière Heure reported on Monday.
“We expect to have a large increase in offences in our area”, Jean-Yves Schul, a police superintendent, told the newspaper. The radar will be set up at a different location each day of the month, along roads with a speed limit of 50km/h.
The system cost more than €50,000, Schul said. Officially an NK7 model, the device is made by Redflex, an Australian provider of traffic safety systems.
Gaume is located east of Rodange and Pétange, along Belgium’s border with France.
The same system has been used elsewhere in Belgium since at least the summer of 2017.