UK drivers had better stay under that speed limit, because the traffic authorities are watching… from outer space. According to The Telegraph, an American company called PIPS Technology has developed a system that uses two cameras on the ground and one mounted on a satellite in orbit to catch speeders.
This is entirely feasible now, with toll tags and the like. Wisely, I think they’d rather have the tolls than a few fines and empty roads.
Putting big heavy snoopers into space is very very expensive, and totally optional. Use an optional program against a populace (even one that’s guilty) is a really good way to get that one, and its more useful cousins, unfunded.