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THE EYE IN THE SKY

POLICE DRONES ARE BEING DEPLOYED TO CATCH MOTORCYCLISTS OFF-ROADING WHERE THEY'RE NOT MEANT TO BE!

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As tech creeps into every area of our lives, the police force are increasingly using new innovations and technical equipment to help them do their job more efficiently and apprehend law breakers. During the last year, farmers and rural landowners contacted the police more frequently about illegal off-road motorcycling on their land, complaining that they were trespassing and it was causing damage to livestock, wildlife and country tracks. In response to this, the police are upping the ante and taking to the skies. With large areas of countryside land needing surveillance and not much CCTV out in the fields - the police are using a new weapon in their armoury - the drone.

Many police forces, like West Midlands, Nottinghamshire, Essex, Dorset and Kent are either already using drones, alongside off-road bike squads, or are setting them up ready for use to catch these countryside tearaways. So if you fancy nipping off the beaten track for a little ride around, think twice and look up, you may be being watched from above. Once spotted by a drone, the police off road squad will be sent out to intercept the law breaker, let's just hope the police off road squads are riding in a sedate and civilised fashion amongst the livestock! :)

Obviously in this world of more people, more machines and fewer actual bobbies on the beat, it makes sense that the force is turning to drones which can cover a large off road area with no problems, from rugged terrain or inaccessibility and spot any criminal activities from high above. Now not only are city streets being watched 24/7 by CCTV, but the countryside is under scrutiny too.

So how do you feel about this, do you think this is a great idea to catch hoodlums and law breakers more easily and help the police to do their job, or dislike the idea of drones watching you overhead out of town?
We, as always, value your opinion so let us know your thoughts at news@wemoto.com or drop us a message on Facebook.

Posted by Lucy England
for Wemoto News on 24 March 2021 in General News

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